Oneida, TN (2017-05-15) A Pioneer man is facing criminal conspiracy charges after he was allegedly involved in an attempted drug deal in the parking lot of a local restaurant.
Matthew E. Lawson, 21, of Pioneer was charged with criminal conspiracy to sell a schedule II controlled substance last Tuesday (5/9/17) during the course of a narcotics investigation by the Oneida Police Department. According to Investigator Bill Miller, Lawson is accused of traveling to an Oneida restaurant to sell Oxycodone tablets to another subject, identified as Natalie N. Brumbalow, 34, of Oneida.
Brumbalow, who was in another vehicle parked next to Lawson, reportedly told K-9 Officer Toby Jeffers, who assisted on the stop, she was meeting with Lawson for the purpose of buying drugs.
Authorities say that Lawson admitted that a bag of syringes found in the car were his. Officers also allegedly found another needle on him.
As officers approached Brumbalow’s vehicle, the driver of the other car, identified as Jonathan Sexton, reportedly attempted to conceal something in the back of his pants. After being removed from the car, authorities reportedly found a baggie containing four Oxycodone tablets on him.
Lawson was charged with criminal conspiracy to sell a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Brumbalow was booked for conspiracy to sell or possess a schedule II controlled substance.
On Saturday night, a Winfield man was also booked on drug possession charges.
Charles D. Kidd, 42, of Winfield was booked into the Scott County Jail for allegedly having several Hydrocodone tablets on him. According to an arrest warrant written by Jeffers, Kidd was the subject of a traffic stop for failure to comply with the state’s financial responsibility law. During the stop, Kidd reportedly admitted to authorities he not only didn’t have insurance, but his license was suspended. He also allegedly told officers he had the pain pills.
Kidd was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.