KY Man Booked on Laundry List of Drug Violations

Huntsville, TN (2015-09-28) A Kentucky man allegedly high on a cocktail of drugs is facing a long list of drug-related charges following a traffic stop in west Oneida.

Gerald Shane Strunk, 38, of Strunk, KY was arrested last Thursday following a traffic stop by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department on O and W Road.  According to an arrest warrant filed by Drug Interdiction Agent Keith Hawkins of the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Strunk was the driver of 1999 Toyota Solara that was reportedly weaving in front of a witness on Hill Crest Drive in Oneida.  As Strunk turned onto O and W Road, Hawkins claims he accelerated to 52 mph in a 35 mph.  Hawkins attempted to stop Strunk; however, he reportedly refused and continued down O and W Road to a trailer park, where he abruptly stopped because another vehicle was blocking the drive.  Strunk exited his vehicle, but was quickly apprehended by Hawkins.

At the time of his capture, Strunk was reportedly lethargic and eventually passed out in the back seat of the patrol car.  When searched, Strunk allegedly had nearly $1,800 in cash on him, along with 3.8 grams of marijuana pre-packaged for resale.  A subsequent search by Oneida Police Department K-9 Officer Steven Ward his canine Karma, reportedly resulted in the discovery of a laundry list of drugs and drug paraphernalia.   Authorities allegedly recovered 5.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, along with a variety of other narcotics including Xanax, Klonopin, morphine, oxycodone, Percocet, subutex and suboxone—some of which were packaged for resale.  Officers also reportedly found a set of digital scales and a meth pipe.

Strunk was charged with DUI (2nd offense), felony possession of meth (schedule II) for resale, felony possession of Percocet (schedule II) for resale, felony possession of oxycodone (schedule II) for resale, felony possession of Xanax (schedule III) for resale, felony possession of hydrocodone (schedule II) for resale, felony possession of suboxone for resale, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance for resale, possession of morphine (schedule II), possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on revoked license, violation of the registration law, and violation of the financial responsibility law.