TOWN OF LOCKPORT – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies responding to a call of drug activity found three people in a shed in Woodlands Park surrounded by crushed pills and drug paraphernalia just before 9 p.m. Saturday.
Michael J. Smith, 20, of Chestnut Drive, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. A man and a woman also in the shed off Chestnut Drive with Smith, both 20 and both of Lockport, were not charged, deputies said.
Deputies said they smelled marijuana and heard the three talking about “getting away with doing drugs,” according to a sheriff’s report. Once inside the shed, deputies reported, they found a box of crushed prescription narcotic pills and short straws on the floor. They said they also found drug paraphernalia and a marijuana cigarette.
Smith identified the pills as oxymorphone and told patrol that he had an instrument to crush the pills to make them easier to snort, deputies said.
He was held on $500 bail and Town Court date was set for Thursday.