Sherman Man Jailed On Drug Charges

SHERMAN — A Sherman man faces charges after a recent drug bust by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT team that came after a three-month investigation.

According to a police report, task force agents and the SWAT team entered 170 Park St., Sherman, at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 15 with a valid arrest warrant for Edwin E. Hannold Jr., 42, of Sherman. The warrant charged Hannold with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, arraigned in Sherman Town Court and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail on $75,000 cash bail or $150,000 property bond.

As a result of the search, task force agents report finding a quantity of U.S currency, a large quantity of methamphetamine, a large quantity of methamphetamine oil, a methamphetamine lab, one shotgun, one rifle and a scale and packaging materials commonly used with narcotics sales. As a result of the seizures and the investigation that preceded search warrant execution, Hannold faces additional charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine, multiple counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunkirk Police Department.

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