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Town of Chautauqua man arrested on drug and weapon charges

A Town of Chautauqua man was arrested Monday on several drug and weapons charges as a result of the execution of a search warrant at his home on Aug. 1, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.

Dana L. Erhard, 60, of Nettle Hill Road, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree possession of marijuana, second-degree possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, according to the Sheriff's Office.

He is held without bail in the Chautauqua County Jail, authorities said.

A search of his residence by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s SWAT Team, on a warrant obtained by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the FBI, allegedly turned up quantities of cocaine and marijuana, a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun and items used for weighing and processing drugs, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

The results of the search were turned over to the Drug Task Force, which obtained an arrest warrant for Erhard, authorities said.

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