LOCKPORT – A man who had about one-quarter ounce of cocaine when he was arrested Nov. 5 was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment Friday after pleading guilty.
Brian D. Harris, 25, of 12th Street, Niagara Falls, admitted to attempted fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and faces up to 2½ years in prison when he is sentenced by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas on Oct. 10.
Harris was offered a spot in the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment, but he would have had to plead guilty to third-degree possession and risk nine years in prison if he failed. He declined that option.
Also Friday, Antoine B. White, 43, pleaded not guilty to a six-count drug indictment stemming from a Jan. 15 raid on his Pine Avenue apartment by Falls police.
White is charged with three counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for three different kinds of pills, along with seventh-degree possession of drugs,possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic instrument.