Warren man picked up for drugs in Gerry, N.Y.

A Warren man awaiting trial on felony drug charges in Warren County has been charged with possession in Chautauqua County, New York.

Christopher A. Cross, 34, was pulled over by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies on September 9 at 2:02 a.m.

Deputies stopped his vehicle on Rt. 60 in the Town of Gerry for speeding, according to a release.

“The operator of the vehicle was identified as Christopher A. Cross and investigation found him to be in possession of a controlled substance,” Deputies said. “Cross was issued an appearance ticket for criminal possession of a controlled substance… (and) will appear in Town of Gerry Court at a later date to answer (to the) charges.”

Back in July, investigators with the Warren County Drug Task Force used a flashbang grenade at Cross’ residence, 5 1/2 Dahl St., to affect his arrest.

“The Warren County Drug Task Force conducted numerous controlled buys out of the residence,” Task Force Coordinator Bill Mickle said at the time.

Mickle said that Cross and a co-defendant were involved in trafficking methamphetamine and bath salts.

Cross was taken from the scene in an ambulance. “He displayed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance,” Mickle said.

Cross faces four counts of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver narcotics; three counts of criminal use of a communication facility; and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Bail was set at $30,000 for Cross and he posted bail.