A Bemus Point man was indicted by a federal grand jury on a drug possession charges Thursday after deputies said they found him with 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine, according to the the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.
Gary L. Hannold, 41, was arrested about 4:40 p.m. at his Ellery Centralia Road residence, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's office.
During the course of an investigation, Hannold was stopped by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies and found to be in possession of over 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine. Hannold was charged possessing with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of meth.
Hannold was held without bail at the Chautauqua County Jail, and will be arraigned in U.S. District Court at a later date. The investigation was conducted by the deputies, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the U. S. Attorney's office.
Authorities asked Chautauqua County residents who see suspicious or narcotics related activity in their neighborhoods to call (800)344-8702 or 363-0131.