LOCKPORT – Levester J. Rose of Niagara Falls was sentenced Friday to a year in Niagara County Jail on a drug possession charge, but more legal trouble may be coming for him.
Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said Rose, 35, of Dudley Avenue, was arrested this week on a drug charge filed after police executed a warrant issued by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas because Rose skipped a sentencing date last week.
Rose also was shot in the right calf and left buttock May 11. He told police he was shot while sleeping in a car in the Unity Park area. Police found a car with a bloodstained seat and a baseball-sized chunk of alleged cocaine in a plastic bag between a seat and the door.
“There may be felony drug charges from the incident where he was shot,” Wydysh said.
Rose’s sentence Friday was for having cocaine when he and two other men were arrested after a traffic stop Dec. 3, 2011, at 22nd Street and Willow Avenue in the Falls.