Niagara Gazette

Local News

January 25, 2013

City drug suspect caught with pot in jail

Niagara Gazette — Niagara County

Lockport suspect caught with

pot in jail

A man who fled city police custody last week was caught with suspected marijuana in his jail cell Thursday, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

John Davis Jr., 32, 6556 Lincoln Ave., was charged with possessing prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana Thursday morning at the county jail.

A county correction officer reported finding two plastic baggies containing suspected marijuana on or near Davis’ person as Davis’ cell was searched. The officer said Davis admitted ownership of a baggie found on the floor next to his feet. The second baggie was found inside one of Davis’ socks, the arrest report said.

Davis was arraigned and pleaded guilty to the charges Thursday in Lockport Town Court, the report said. Davis was fined and was given a conditional discharge, then he was taken back to jail, the report said.

Davis turned himself in to Lockport Police on Wednesday, six days after he fled the scene when the vehicle he was riding in was stopped on Washburn Street for traffic infractions. During a search of the vehicle, police turned up unspecified quantities of marijuana and crack cocaine. When Davis surrendered, he was charged with obstructing government administration, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a controlled substance and a traffic violation, no seat belt.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Egypt Clamps Down on Mosques to Control Message After Fukushima, Japan Eyes Solar Power New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict?
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results