Suspected drug dealer and his peddler padlocked in the pokey

Huntsville, TN (2017-09-07) Two Oneida men are facing narcotics charges following a drug bust Wednesday evening in Oneida.

Bobby Ross, 27, and Sidney Hammock, 25, both of Oneida, were booked into the Scott County Jail Wednesday evening after authorities say Ross was caught giving methamphetamine “ice” to Hammock, who was allegedly selling the powerful narcotic for him.  According to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, authorities received information that someone was possibly dealing meth, which led to the parking lot of the car wash near the Oneida City Park.

When Drug Agents Bill Miller of the 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force and Kris Lewallen with the Sheriff’s Office arrived, they allegedly found Ross and Hammock, along with another unidentified male, sitting in the parking lot.  As agents approached Hammock’s black Ford Crown Victoria, they allegedly saw him attempt to hide a key chain pill holder, which they say contained more than 0.5 grams of meth packaged for resale.  Authorities also say Ross, who as a passenger in the other vehicle, had less than 0.5 gram of meth on him.

Upon further investigation, authorities reportedly learned that all the meth belonged to Ross, and that Hammock was working for him to sell it.

Ross and Hammock were each charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth) for resale.  Since the drug bust was conducted with 1000ft of a certified day care and the Oneida City Park, the pair was also charged with violation of the Drug Free School Zone.

Bond for both was set at $50,000.

Other officers assisting in the investigation were K-9 Officer Toby Jeffers, Officer David Stephens and Officer Skyler Chambers of the Oneida Police Department.