Oneida Man’s Attempt to Buy Meth Lands Him in Jail

Oneida, TN (2018-06-11) An Oneida man that was allegedly attempting to buy methamphetamine from a drug dealer found himself dealing with the cops instead.

Troy A. Pike, 51, of Oneida was booked into the Scott County Jail last week on an outstanding warrant for allegedly attempting to buy methamphetamine last month.  According to an arrest warrant filed by Agent Bill Miller of the Oneida Police Department, Pike allegedly thought he was texting a dealer’s cell phone trying to score the powerful drug but ended up exchanging messages with the police.  Authorities say Pike arranged a meeting and attempted to meet up with the ‘seller’.

Pike turned himself ini last Wednesday after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

He was charged with criminal conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance.