Bemus Point Man Indicted On Drug Trafficking Charges

BUFFALO – A Chautauqua County man was charged in a seven county federal drug trafficking indictment on Friday.

According to the U.S Attorney’s office in Buffalo, in August of 2016, Gary Hannold, II, 42, of Bemus Point, NY, was riding his motorcycle in the Village of Sherman when he was pulled over by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies.

Hannold got off the motorcycle, removed his helmet, and then took off a camouflage backpack that he was wearing and threw the pack back into the high weeds adjacent to the motorcycle.

Inside the backpack, the deputy found a quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine packaged in several plastic baggies, was well as marijuana, a clear vile containing cocaine, 10 packets of Suboxone, a digital scale, a bag with unused small plastic bags, U.S. currency, two cell phones, a New York State motorcycle license plate, and numerous other items.

Hannold was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. and is being detained.