Drug Bust Lands Robbins Man Behind Bars

Oneida, TN (2018-12-03) A Robbins man is facing drug possession and traffic charges following a stop Saturday by the Oneida Police Department.

Jerry D. Bowling, 29, of Robbins was booked into the Scott County Jail Saturday after authorities allegedly found more than 9 grams of meth in his truck.  According to an arrest warrant filed by K-9 Officer Toby Jeffers of the Oneida Police Department, Bowling allegedly had the drug hidden in a cigarette pack in his pocket.  Authorities also say he had a couple of hypodermic syringes hidden under a tear in the driver’s side seat.

A broken taillight reportedly led to Bowling’s arrest.  Jeffers reportedly stopped Bowling in the Walmart parking lot for the traffic violation and found the drugs following a search of Bowling and his vehicle—a search that Bowling reportedly submitted to.  Authorities say the drugs in Bowling’s pocket weighed about 9.1 grams.  After the cops found the drugs, Bowling reportedly showed them where the needles were hidden.

Bowling was charged with possession of meth (a schedule II controlled substance) for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of the drug free school zone act, violation of the registration law, and violation of the financial responsibility law.