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Police: Motorcyclist tried to throw drugs away

A motorcyclist threw his backpack into the weeds after being stopped by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies early Friday morning, but he still got charged with possession of meth and marijuana.

Deputies said Gary L. Hannold II, 41, of Bemus Point, was westbound on Park Street in Sherman at 1:26 a.m. Friday when they pulled him over for a traffic violation. He got off the motorcycle and threw a backpack into the weeds.

Deputies found the backpack, and a large quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia. Hannold was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, using drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, the Sheriff's Office said.

He was arraigned in Sherman Town Court and remanded to Chautuaqua County Jail without bail.

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