NIAGARA FALLS – Police scored more than doughnuts at a Tim Hortons drive-through Monday, after they learned that passengers in a car in front of them were carrying drugs.
An officer pulled up to the window just after midnight Tuesday in the 2400 block of Pine Avenue and was informed by a clerk that the passenger in the car in front of them had a bag full of marijuana in his lap.
Police caught up to the car and pulled the driver over for not wearing a seatbelt.
A search of the vehicle found a backpack with a digital scale disguised as a cell phone, marijuana, multiple narcotic pills and wrapped baggies containing heroin.
The passenger, Maurice E. Betton, 21, of 22nd Street, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia. The driver, Matthew Gulley IV, of Pine Avenue, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and a vehicle and traffic violation.