LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man pleaded not guilty Friday in Niagara County Court to charges that he sold crack cocaine twice to a police informant in the City of Lockport.

Deandre M. Mathews, 22, of Jordan Gardens, was indicted on two counts each of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. The alleged drug deals occurred Nov. 30 and Dec. 5, Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said. Mathews was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.