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NIAGARA FALLS – A two month long joint investigation by the Niagara County Drug Task Force and the Niagara Falls Narcotics Investigation Division into heroin sales has led to the arrest of a Falls man.

Luis A. Montanez, 50, of Niagara Falls was charged with both third-degree and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana after a raid on Bell Street in Niagara Falls at 11 p.m. Thursday.

Montanez was being held in the Niagara County Jail pending an appearance in Niagara Falls City Court.

The Niagara Falls Police Department’s Emergency Response Team assisted in the raid.