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LOCKPORT – A Somerset man risks 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to two felonies Thursday and entering the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.

Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas told David C. Griffin Jr., 27, of Lake Road, that his charges will be reduced to misdemeanors with a probation sentence if he succeeds in treatment. But he’s headed for state prison if he fails, as he has done in three previous attempts at drug rehabilitation.

Griffin pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny and was ordered to pay a total of $2,700 in restitution.

Griffin was charged with stealing a generator from a garage at a home on Swigert Road in Newfane Sept. 5, 2011, and of stealing money from his grandmother’s safe Feb. 4 of this year.