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Niagara Falls home operating as illegal marijuana dispensary

Posted at 5:49 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 17:49:49-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you drove down Cleveland Avenue in Niagara Falls you would never notice the light blue house on the 1800 block. But if you stopped to neighbors, they'd tell you it's a very popular destination.

"It's not a normal house, there's bars on the windows- of course there's something going on, cameras everywhere," next-door neighbor, Christopher Perry, said.

Monday Niagara Falls Police executed their second raid on a home in nearly two months suspected of selling narcotics. What police found inside was a fully functioning, illegal marijuana dispensary.

"It was like a store," Narcotics Intelligence Division, Captain Ted Weed told 7 Eyewitness News. "Shelves had products line sup, [you] could pick whatever you wanted."

After the first raid in February, police say the home was fully functioning within 24 hours. Police suspect that the operator, who they are still trying to identify, has been receiving the professionally packaged narcotics from weed-legal states outside of New York.

Perry says the house is well known for it's drug activity and is no stranger to violence, as he pointed to a bullet hole in his siding caused by a drug-related drive-by shooting.

“There’s people here all the time, there’s always traffic," Perry said. They sell heroine, crack, pills."

Police arrested the clerk working in the shop Monday, 32-year-old Timone Prince, and only seized a small sum of money and five ounces of marijuana.