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Ex-gas station owner admits selling heroin

LOCKPORT - The owner of a Buffalo gas station who turned to dealing heroin faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Niagara County Court.

Frank D. Guzzo, 37, of Fix Road, Grand Island, admitted to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for selling almost an ounce of heroin to a police informant in a Niagara Falls motel June 24, 2005. Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza is to sentence Guzzo, the former owner of a gas station on Niagara Street in Buffalo, Oct. 4.

Also that day, Lysander C. Scott, 21, of 18th Street, Niagara Falls, is to be sentenced for attempted third-degree possession. He also pleaded guilty Wednesday before Sperrazza to charges of trying to sell cocaine on the streets of Niagara Falls. Both Scott and Guzzo were prosecuted by the state attorney general's Organized Crime Task Force.