Niagara Gazette

Local News

July 12, 2014

Police raids net drugs

Niagara Gazette — Falls Police narcotics detectives say they have been blitzing the city in recent weeks in response to citizen complaints about neighborhood drug dealing. 

The results have included the arrests of 11 people and the seizure of a large quantity of drugs and at least one high caliber handgun.

Investigators said they were drawn to the 2100 block of Jerauld Avenue after neighbors complained repeatedly about a man dealing pot and pills out of a home there. 

“You know it’s a nice, quiet neighborhood and the neighbors really take care of their homes,” Narcotics Investigations Division Capt. Dave LeGault said. “So they saw all the traffic and activity.”

Detectives, along with members of the Emergency Response Team, hit the home and found both their target and a quantity of marijuana and prescription pills.

They arrested Louis Morgan II, 28, 2105 Jerauld Ave., and charged him with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

A few weeks later, an early morning raid at a second floor apartment in the 1600 block of Cleveland Avenue led to a daring escape attempt and chase by narcotics detectives.

“We had information that there was a lot of drug activity at this home, as well as guns in the home,” LeGault said. 

But when Emergency Response Team officers hit the front door with a ram, one of the suspects inside decided to try to bolt from police. 

“A male came out of a second floor window, swung from a gutter and landed in the neighbors’ backyard,” LeGault said. 

Detectives, who were stationed outside the home, gave chase and apprehended the suspect at 18th Street and Cleveland Avenue.

In addition to a resisting arrest charge, Keith Lindsay, 30, 1133 Ontario Ave., Apt. 3, was charged with third and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
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