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FALLS MAN ARRESTED
ON MARIJUANA CHARGES

Two charges were filed against an Independence Avenue man Sunday night after police said they found him and a 15-year-old girl in the basement of an Ontario Avenue home with marijuana and alcohol.

Niagara Falls Police Officer Robert Gee said he investigated at about 9 p.m. and found Richard P. Smith Jr., 23, holding a marijuana cigarette and three bags of marijuana.

Smith was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawfully dealing with a child.

He was jailed in lieu of $500 bail pending a Niagara Falls City Court appearance.