TOWN OF LOCKPORT – A Lake Avenue woman was charged with drug possession and stealing her mother’s pickup truck, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said.
Jacqueline P. Barrett, 27, is accused of taking the vehicle without permission late Monday. Deputies said they found Barrett with the truck at 1 a.m. Tuesday on Washburn Street in the City of Lockport. They also found two glass tubes with wire mesh that contained residue of crack cocaine, according to a sheriff’s report.
Barrett was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, operating an unregistered and uninspected motor vehicle on the highway, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The young woman told deputies she took the pickup to buy crack cocaine at the home of a local drug dealer, deputies reported.
Her mother told deputies that Barrett tried to leave the house with a bag containing her camera, jewelry and a thumb drive, but she was able to grab the bag away from her before she left. The mother also told deputies her daughter has stolen from her in the past.