ELLERY – A traffic stop for an alleged violation lead to charges against five local people Friday on the Bemus Ellery Road.
Chautauqua Coounty Sheriff’s Deputies said driving-related and drug-related charges were placed.
Wendy K. Merrill, 43, Jamestown, was charged with third-degree unlicensed operation.
Passenger Barbara Blakey, 52, of Kennedy, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Samantha Myers, 24, of Kennedy, was charged with second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.
Ricky Myers, 20, of Kennedy, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
A fourth passenger, Shawn Hardy, 43, of Jamestown, was found to have a warrant out of the City of Jamestown and was later turned over to the Jamestown Police Department.
Deputies said upon further investigation, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit assisted by a New York State Trooper K-9 unit, located a quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, Adderall pills, and various other drug paraphernalia. All occupants were issued appearance tickets and will appear in the Town of Ellery Court at a later date.