Tonawanda News

March 30, 2013

Suspect admits to hiding pills in his underwear

The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — A Lockport man is facing charges after allegedly hiding pills in his underwear.

David C. Gross, 26, 3524 Glendale Drive was charged with petit larceny after Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies found him on Robin Drive.

Deputies were called Thursday to 5724 Glendale Drive and interviewed the victim. The man said at about 2 a.m. Gross, a neighbor, came into his apartment to play a video game.

When the man went into his bedroom, he heard his pill bottle rattling.

The victim returned to the living room and noticed that his prescription bottle of Klonopins was gone. Klonopin is used to treat seizure disorders of panic disorder.

Gross denied taking the pills, the arrest report said. The victim made Gross take his clothes off to prove that he didn’t have them. The suspect removed all his clothes except his underwear and was told to leave, the deputies reported.

In the afternoon, the victim noticed that he had $40 missing and called Gross who allegedly said he did take the money. He also reportedly said he took the pills and that he had them hidden in his underwear. He offered to repay the victim.

Gross appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance and was unstable when arrested, deputies said. Gross was taken to Eastern Niagara Hospital - Lockport for a medical evaluation where he was admitted. He is to appear Tat the Town of Lockport Court on Tuesday.