Traffic Stop

Erie Man Faces Methamphetamine Charge

Items seized during a traffic stop Friday in which an Erie man was charged. Submitted photo

An investigation into methamphetamine trafficking into and out of the Jamestown area has resulted in charges against an Erie man.

At 10:10 a.m. Friday, members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force pulled over a vehicle near Exit 12 of Interstate 86 with the help of a New York State Police K-9 Unit. David V. Flannigan, 39, of Erie, allegedly had a suspended driver’s license and was arrested. During the arrest, police report Flannigan had methamphetamine, leading police to apply for a search warrant from Ellicott Town Court for the vehicle. According to a police report, the ensuing search resulted in more than five ounces of methamphetamine being found in the vehicle.

Flannigan was initially taken to the Jamestown City Jail until he was taken to the Centralized Arraignment Program at the Chautauqua County Jail to be arraigned on charges of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force is comprised of members of the Jamestown Police Department, Ellicott Police Department, New York State Police and Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.