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LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man will be sent to the state prison system’s secure drug treatment facility for his part in three business burglaries in downtown North Tonawanda in September 2011.

Charles M. Prebis, 24, of Oliver Street, will serve two to four years in a regular cell for third-degree burglary if he washes out of the treatment program, as he did the local judicial diversion program.

Prebis told State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. that he failed to show up for court for an earlier sentencing date because he knew he was going to prison and wanted to spend as much time as he could with his son. His attorney, Dominic Saraceno, said Prebis started using drugs at age 9.