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March 29, 2017
Westfield Republican

Portland man nabbed with coke in city

A traffic stop by Dunkirk Police resulted in the arrest of at 50-year-old Portland man for cocaine possession.

At approximately 11:41 a.m Thursday, a vehicle operated by Steven A. Scott was observed on Lake Shore Drive West in the city signaling a turn improperly. The resulting investigation determined Scott to have his driving privileges revoked in New York.

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Steven A. Scott

He also was found to have a quantity of powder cocaine in excess of 500 milligrams, and two packets of marijuana. He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle/alcohol related an operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

He was arraigned by City Court Judge Walt Drag Thursday and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail. Bail was set at $30,000 Cash or $60,000 property and the case was adjourned to Tuesday.

Ripley man, 21, charged in assault

RIPLEY - A 21-year-old town resident is facing assault charges after an incident earlier this week.

Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department responded to a residence on West Main Street in the town of Ripley for the report of an assault victim around 4 on Monday. Deputies made contact with the victim, who was later transported to Westfield Hospital for treatment of injuries. An arrest warrant was issued for Brandon Murphy, who was charged with third-degree assault. Murphy was taken into custody and arraigned in the town of Ripley Court.

He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.

Bemus Point man caught with 40 grams of meth, stun guns

MAYVILLE - A Bemus Point man was charged early Thursday morning after police found two stun guns and a horde of narcotics inside his vehicle.

At 3:45 a.m., Gary L. Hannold II, 41, was pulled over by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies while attempting to leave a vacant property near the intersection of Sea Lion Drive and Mill Street in Mayville.

Hannold allegedly possessed an electronic stun gun and was detained. Deputies performed a search of the vehicle and reportedly found a second stun gun and 37 grams of methamphetamine, four grams of crack cocaine, over two ounces of marijuana, digital scales, packaging materials and a quantity of cash.

Hannold was charged with two counts third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.



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