Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


May 24, 2011

Lockport man gets prison time for drug conviction

A Lockport man and father of four was sentenced Monday afternoon in Niagara County Court to 11⁄2 years in state prison and two years probation.

John Davis Jr., 29, was convicted earlier this year of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after he took a plea offer.

This is Davis’ second felony conviction, Assistant District Attorney Charles Pitarresi said. On May 11, 2006, Davis was found guilty of fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.

His attorney, Anthony Lana, told Judge Matthew J. Murphy III that his client is making steps to clean up his act.

“He was going down the right road until he succumbed to the temptation of a quick buck,” Lana said.

Prior to sentencing, Davis served six months in the Niagara County Jail where he was enrolled in the GED program and attended Alcoholics Anonymous.

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