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LOCKPORT – A Town of Lockport man who gambled that he would succeed in a court-supervised drug treatment program, thus avoiding a maximum 16-year prison sentence, collected his legal winnings Wednesday in State Supreme Court.

Craig R. Udell, 35, of Jennifer Drive, had his charges reduced to misdemeanors and was granted a one-year conditional discharge by Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

Udell had pleaded guilty in May 2012 to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

He sold heroin to a police informant July 26, 2011, in the Town of Lockport, and also tried to obtain 120 oxymorphone pills with a forged prescription at a Newfane pharmacy Oct. 22, 2011.