Couple Charged with Alleged Drug Possession

On July 29th, Officers with the Oneida Police Department arrived at a residence on Phillips Flats Road in Oneida to execute a search warrant based in an ongoing narcotics investigation.  Upon officers arrival and entering the residence came in contact with Adam Baldwin and Britney Cochran in the bedroom.  Officers observed glass meth pipes on the bedroom floor and also observed a glass jar containing a crystal substance on the coffee table in the living room.  Beside the jar was a wallet containing $2,058 cash.  During execution of the search warrant, officers found 21 guns, 7 handguns with one that had the serial numbers filed off, 10 rifles, and 4 shotguns with one that had a sawed off barrel.  The firearms were found all over the residence and one was located in Baldwin’s truck in the front yard.  Officers located several more glass pipes, drug scales and baggies, marijuana, assorted pills believed to be suboxone and apadex.  Officers then located in Cochran’s purse $100 in OPD funds used during a previous investigation and a small bag containing a crystal substance.  Officers also located a small container containing a crystal substance in Baldwin’s right front pocket.  An officer spoke with Baldwin about the drugs and money.  Baldwin stated that out of the $2,058 of the drug proceeds he would drive his Toyota pickup to Knoxville once a week and purchase approximately one ounce of methamphetamine for $500 for resale.  Both Baldwin and Chochran were placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Schedule II Drug for Resale, Possession of Schedule VI Drug for Resale, Possession of a Schedule III Drug, Schedule of Schedule IV Drug, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.  They were transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.