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Niagara Falls man hid in pharmacy to steal drugs, charged with burglary

NIAGARA FALLS – A man snuck into the basement of MacLeod’s Pharmacy and waited for the business to close so he could steal some prescription drugs, according to a Niagara Falls police report.

An officer driving down Buffalo Avenue on Tuesday night heard an alarm sounding on the street just before 9:30 p.m. and came across Darren D. Lockett, who was walking away from MacLeod’s. Lockett then threw some objects behind some bushes, according to the report.

Those items included two boxes of Suboxone, which is used to treat opioid addiction; a bottle of Clonazepam and a bottle of Diazapan, both anti-anxiety drugs.

Police also found a yellow flashlight in Lockett’s pocket, the report said.

Lockett, 36, lives around the corner from the pharmacy on South 87th Street. He was charged with third-degree burglary, as well as fourth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.