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LaSalle suspicions lead to arrest of Florida man on drug charges

NIAGARA FALLS – In the wake of recent reports of daytime burglaries in the city’s LaSalle section, a Florida man was arrested in the 9700 block of Greenwald Avenue on drug charges.

Philip P. MorrissetteJr., 22, was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police said they responded to the neighborhood about 2:20 p.m. after receiving the report of a suspicious man. Morrissette initially told police he had been walking to a cousin’s house after leaving the home of an ex-girlfriend, authorities said.

Police said they learned Morrissette had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear and took him into custody, when a pat-down turned up a quantity of pills in an unmarked container, marijuana and syringes.