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LOCKPORT – A Lyndonville man pleaded guilty Thursday in Niagara County Court to selling the painkiller oxymorphone to a police informant in Newfane July 23.

Christopher Bitsas, 31, of Marshall Road, admitted to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was scheduled for sentencing Dec. 10 by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Bitsas faces up to four years in prison as a repeat felon; he was convicted of attempted third-degree burglary in Orleans County in 2004, Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said.