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LOCKPORT – A guilty plea was entered Thursday in Niagara County Court by a man who had nearly three-quarters of an ounce of cocaine with him when Lockport police stopped his car Jan. 21.

Christopher G. Richardson, 41, of Trowbridge Street, Lockport, admitted to a reduced charge of attempted fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was scheduled for sentencing Oct. 2 by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Richardson agreed to forfeit $148 police seized at the time of his arrest.

That’s the same day Farkas will sentence Stephen J. Yaksich, 27, of Grand Island, who was evicted from the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment Thursday after eight violations of program rules. Yaksich had pleaded guilty in connection with a burglary at a Wilson ice cream stand in August 2012.