OLEAN, NY – A Portville man who was involved in a traffic accident in Olean was arrested on Thursday after officers investigating the accident learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant from a sale of crack cocaine and discovered several packages of the drug inside his vehicle.
Gary L. Holland, 37, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police said Holland was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a motor vehicle accident on West State Street near the intersection with North Sixth Street at about 3 p.m.
After Holland was taken into custody, investigators from the Olean Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and patrol officers found several bags of crack cocaine inside the vehicle and in the engine compartment, totaling a little over one ounce, according to police. Cash and drug packaging also were seized from Holland, police said.
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