Area Police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ PORTLAND — Lynn E. Bryan, 63, of Portland, was charged with driving while intoxicated, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and other related charges on Feb. 15. At 6:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 20 for speeding, crossing hazard markings and failure to keep right. The driver, Bryan, was allegedly consuming alcohol in the vehicle and was driving in an intoxicated state. Bryan was additionally charged with speed over 55 in zone, drove across hazard markings, failure to keep right and DWI per se. Bryan will appear in Portland Town Court at a later date.

Gowanda Police Department

¯ Danielle L. Ray, 24, of Old Route 17, Salamanca, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and other charges on Feb. 10.

At 7:56 p.m., patrol stopped a vehicle for allegedly failing to signal a turn on Broadway Road. Ray, the passenger, was supposedly found to be in possession of a bottle of suspected codeine in a non-original container, a small amount of crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana. Also, Gowanda Police report that Ray gave false information regarding the operator’s identity.

Ray was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, controlled substance in a non-original container and obstructing governmental administration. Ray was arraigned in New Albion Town Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail with bail set at $5,000.

¯ Drew M. Williams, 30, of West Perimeter Road, Salamanca, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal personation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Feb. 10.

At 7:56 p.m., patrol stopped a vehicle for allegedly failing to signal a turn on Broadway Road. Williams, the driver, was supposedly in possession of heroin and a small amount of marijuana.

During the stop, Williams allegedly gave patrol false information regarding his identity. Williams gave a false name due to an active warrant for his arrest from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, patrol believes.

Also in the stop, patrol found that Williams’ license was suspended on four occasions from Nov. 3, 2017 to Jan. 10, 2018 for his failure to answer traffic summons in various courts.

Williams was released to appear in Persia Town Court and released to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office to process their warrant.

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