Troopers say man tried to ditch drug paraphernalia

GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Troopers say a Tonawanda man tried to throw drug paraphernalia out the window while fleeing officers last Friday.

State Police attempted to pull over a vehicle without tail lights around 1 a.m. on Aldrich Street in the Village of Gowanda, but say the driver hit the gas. During the brief chase, troopers say the man threw something out the window. He eventually stopped on Jamestown Street.

With the help of an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy, State Police say they located a rolled up $20 bill with cocaine residue on it.

The driver of the car, Marquelle Porter-Everette, was taken into custody. In his vehicle, troopers say they found a container with marijuana and they say the 24-year-old was wanted on two outstanding warrants.

Porter-Everette is charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, operating a vehicle without an interlock ignition device, and several vehicle and traffic violations.

He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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