Niagara Gazette

Crime

April 11, 2013

Falls pill pusher popped by narcotic detectives

Niagara Gazette — Falls Police narcotics detectives took down a pistol-packing pill pusher in a lightning raid on a Niagara Avenue apartment late Wednesday night.

Detectives hit the apartment at 1604 Niagara Ave. just after 11 p.m., looking for Gregory Perry.

"This was a tip line complaint," Narcotics Division Capt. Dave LeGault said. "There were complaints of heavy traffic in and out of the apartment, drug sales and there were reports of a gun being displayed by the suspect."

LeGault said when ERT officers hit the door of Perry's apartment, he had a gun at the ready.

"It was right on the couch where he was sitting," the captain said. "The (ERT) team got in quickly though and he wasn't able to get to the gun."

Investigators seized a loaded .45-caliber, semi-automatic Taurus handgun from Perry. They also found two fully loaded magazines nearby and another 50 rounds of ammo in another room.

"We got a lot of pills," LeGault said. "He was primarily pushing the pills."

Investigators said they seized 44 Methadone pills, 53 Oxymorphone tablets and 38 Morphine pills. They also recovered what was described as a "small quantity of marijuana."

In addition to Perry, cops also encountered a Lockport man in the apartment. Detectives said Christopher Monaco initially tried to interfere with the ERT officers but was quickly subdued.

He also had a controlled substance in his possession.

Monaco, 45, 268 Jackson St., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Perry, 20, 1604 Niagara Ave., Apt. 5, was charged with third and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and third and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

LeGault said his detectives have been making the tip line calls a priority.

"The guys are working really hard on the tip line calls," he said. "And we really appreciate them. It really helps us out."

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