Motorcyclist’s backpack leads to drug charges in Sherman

These drugs were seized this morning from Gary Hannold II’s backpack, according to sheriff’s deputies

SHERMAN — A Bemus Point man is facing a slew of drug chargeds after Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies observed a motorcycle traveling Westbound on Park Street commit a traffic violation early this morning.

Deputies stopped the motorcycle around 1:30 for the alleged violation and the operator of the motorcycle got off the motorcycle and threw a backpack into the weeds.

The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Gary L. Hannold II, 41. Deputies recovered the bag and found that Hannold had allegedly been in possession of large quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana. Hannold was also found to be possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hannold was taken into custody and charged with second-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree criminal possession of


Gary L. Hannold II

Hannold was arraigned in town of Sherman Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.