Bemus Point Man Charged With Drug Possession After Traffic Stop In Sherman

Hannold Drugs

A Bemus Point man faces charges after a traffic stop on Park Street in Sherman at 1:26 a.m. Friday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies report pulling over a motorcycle for an alleged traffic violation. Deputies said the rider got off the motorcycle and allegedly threw a backpack into the weeds. When deputies found the backpack, they reportedly found a large quantity of methamphetamine, and marijuana.

The rider, Gary Hannold, 41, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree possession of marijuana.

Hannold was arraigned in the Sherman Town Court and was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

It is Hannold’s second drug-related arrest since March. On March 23, Hannold was pulled over by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies while attempting to leave a vacant property near the intersection of Sea Lion Drive and Mill Street in Mayville.

Hannold allegedly possessed an electronic stun gun and was detained. Deputies performed a search of the vehicle and reportedly found a second stun gun and 37 grams of methamphetamine, four grams of crack cocaine, over two ounces of marijuana, digital scales, packaging materials and a quantity of cash. He was charged with two counts third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

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