NIAGARA FALLS – A suspicious vehicle being driven along Niagara Falls Boulevard with the headlights off led Niagara County sheriff’s deputies and the Niagara County Drug Task Force to a Niagara Falls hotel room where they uncovered a variety of narcotics and more than 3/4 of a pound of marijuana, valued at over $1,000, just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
William K. Peters, 68, of Buffalo, was charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
A deputy had stopped a 27-year-old Buffalo man driving a rental vehicle with its headlights off, but the driver was not on the rental agreement and he took the deputy a hotel room where he said he was staying with Peters who had rented the vehicle.
Peters said the driver was a friend of the family and they both had been staying at the hotel for the past two weeks. Inside the hotel room, the deputy found a glass pipe, prescription pills, a digital scale, and a small bag of marijuana. Peters also said he had another 3/4 of a pound of marijuana in a brown envelope.
Peters was arraigned in Niagara Falls City Court and issued an appearance ticket for a return court date on Feb. 4.