LOCKPORT – A Cottage Street man who violated the terms of his probation on a 2010 drug felony was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, but his attorney said the legal troubles of Lamar P. Johnson are just beginning.
Attorney Anthony P. Lana said he’s been told by the state Attorney General’s Office that Johnson, 33, is to be indicted next month in Erie County on more than a dozen Class A felony drug dealing charges, each of which carries a sentencing range of 12 to 24 years if he is convicted.
In the Niagara County case, Johnson pleaded guilty in early 2011 to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for selling cocaine to a police agent Nov. 2, 2010, in the Town of Niagara.
State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. noted Wednesday that Johnson doesn’t use drugs, he merely sells them.
“You’re a drug dealer. You’re hurting people. You should be off the streets,” Kloch told Johnson in rejecting Lana’s request to postpone the sentencing until after the state case is resolved.