Weekly Feature

2017-02-15 / Local News

Traffic stop results in drug charges

Two Niagara Falls men were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop early Friday on Transit Road in Clarence.

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported that at about 3:20 a.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle without a front license plate and proper lighting.

Howard said the deputy discovered that the driver, James Caffey, 57, had a suspended license and that the passenger, Henry McGriff, 32, did not possess a valid license or identification. According to the press release from Howard, it also was determined that McGriff was the subject of two outstanding warrants from Niagara Falls.

Another deputy arrived to assist with the search of the vehicle, and they discovered crack pipes and a quantity of crack cocaine, according to the release from Howard. Authorities said the search also discovered four GoPro cameras, an electronic baby monitor, electronic gaming accessories and clothing in a duffel bag.

Howard said the investigation revealed that the items were stolen from the Wal-Mart in Lockport. The deputies contacted the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office for an additional investigation.

Caffey is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operation, and various vehicle and traffic law violations.

McGriff is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Both subjects were turned over to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

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