By Rick Pfeiffer
Niagara Gazette — Falls narcotics detectives executed a pair of search warrants and arrested three people in connection with investigations that targeted a prolific pill pusher and a North End drug house.
Detectives said they were waiting for David Adams as he left his home in the 1900 block of Whitney Avenue on Thursday morning. After taking Adams into custody, investigators then hit his home.
"(The detectives) had been investigating him for awhile," Narcotics Division Capt. Dave LeGault said. "There were lots of neighborhood complaints and a lot of traffic at his place."
When detectives entered Adams' home they immediately found a loaded .22 caliber handgun and what one investigator called "a hodgepodge of pills." Detectives seized 15 Opana pills, 20 Ambien pills, 27 hydrocodone tablets, 14 Xanax and 14 Suboxone.
They also recovered a stun gun and a quantity of fireworks.
Adams, 47, 1918 Whitney Ave., was charged with third-, fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Thursday afternoon, detectives, along with officers from the Falls Police Emergency Response Team, hit a home in the 500 block of Sixth Street. The house had drawn their attention as a location where drugs were being used, as well as sold.
"We had two (suspects) we were looking for at that location," LeGault said. "And when the ERT came through the door, one of (the suspects) was in the process of cooking down some heroin to use."
Inside, investigators found quantities of heroin, cocaine and marijuana, as well as a digital scale and packaging materials.
"There was a lot going on there. There was a lot of traffic in and out at all hours," LeGault said. "And there were used and unused syringes all over the place."
Detectives arrested Kelly Jarvis, 23, 510 Sixth St., and charged her with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Also arrested was Patricia Davis, 24, 1726 Elmwood Ave., lower, who was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.
LeGault said his detectives have been seeing a rise in the sale and use of heroin here.
"We are focusing on heroin these days," LeGault said. "It seems to be making a comeback and it's become more prevalent in here."