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June 13, 2012

Trio sentenced in drug cases

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —

Two Lockport men will spend a year in Niagara County Jail on drug charges, while a third will be placed on parole supervision.

Richard L. Doxey, High Street, was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday by Judge Sara. S. Farkas. Doxey pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, back in April.

Doxey, 44, admitted to selling a prescription medication to a police informant in 2011. Doxey's attorney, John Zimberlin, asked if the sentenced could be served intermittently.

Farkas denied the request, saying Doxey needed to take responsiblity for his actions.

"No one held a gun to your head to sell prescription drugs," the judge said.

For violating his probation, Joseph R. Kress, Waterman Street, was sentenced to a year by Farkas. Kress had been on five years probation for a guilty plea to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Kress was found with crack cocaine in his home back in 2008.

In March, Kress admitted he violated his probation by not attending a treatment program and failing to report to his probation officer. Kress did complete a 30 day county work program.

Theodore M. Robinson, 25, Oliver Street, pleaded guilty in January to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Farkas gave Robinson two years in state prison with two years of post-release supervision. However, the two-year jail term would be in the form of parole supervision, so Robinson can enter a treatment program.

Robinson admitted to having a problem with drugs, something Farkas agreed with. The judge said all of his previous offenses were drug related.

"I have never been as ready to be done with drugs," Robinson said.

If Robinson fails to complete treatment, he will serve the two years in prison.

In another case before Farkas, Marquis M. Hill of High Street was sentenced Wednesday to two to four years of state prison. Hill pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny in March, admitting to stealing $4,000 worth of jewelry from a Lockport home.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241.

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