LOCKPORT – City police monitoring traffic on High Street Tuesday said they spotted a driver who was about to get high.
Robert J. Sczpeczinski, 31, of Weston Avenue, Niagara Falls was stopped in a Toyota Camry at 12:15 p.m. on High, near Washburn Street, for failing to signal a turn, police said. Officers said they spotted him driving by them with his hands off the wheel and apparently lighting a pipe.
Sczpeczinski was charged with failure to control a vehicle steering mechanism, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Police said there was a strong odor of marijuana when they pulled over Sczpeczinski’s car. They reported finding two baggies of marijuana under a center console, the pipe Sczpeczinski said he put under the seat, and M&M containers that contained marijuana and several pills that included amphetamine salts and two strips of the narcotic suboxone.