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LITTLE VALLEY – A 34-year-old Niagara Falls man was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail on drug charges tied to cocaine sales in the city after he was arrested around noon Friday in Salamanca by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.

Richard E. Smith Jr. of 2209 Pierce Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty in Salamanca City Court to two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree and two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.