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LOCKPORT – A former North Tonawanda man who grew marijuana in his apartment there was pronounced a success in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment Tuesday.

Robert C. Hetrick, 47, of Glenfield Drive, West Seneca, had pleaded guilty in January 2012 to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony. Tuesday, Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III allowed him to reduce that plea to fourth-degree possession, a misdemeanor. Hetrick is to be resentenced May 7, with probation the likely outcome.

Hetrick was arrested Aug. 23, 2011, when police raided his apartment on Ganson Street in North Tonawanda and found an indoor growing operation and more than a pound of pot.