LOCKPORT – A Town of Niagara man who was allegedly growing marijuana inside his home was arraigned on a three-count indictment Thursday in Niagara County Court.
Bradley M. Keel, 24, of Divide Road, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, unlawfully growing cannabis and unlawfully dealing with a child. The latter charge refers to the presence of a 3-year-old girl in the home.
Keel and a friend, Brandon S. Smith, 21, were arrested in a July 3 raid by the Niagara County Drug Task Force, which seized 120 pot plants and several ounces of processed and packaged marijuana.
Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said Smith was charged with a misdemeanor and is being prosecuted in Town Court.