Knoxville Woman Charged with Alleged Drug Possession

On September 16th, Officer Toby Jeffers, with the Oneida Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a silver vehicle for financial responsibility.  He spoke with the driver, identified as Christopher Strunk, and passenger, identified as Melissa Phipps, and advised them the reason for the stop.  Phipps stated she did not have insurance on the vehicle but would get it.  Officer Jeffers ran Strunk’s license through dispatch and was advised his license was suspended and had an active warrant for his arrest.  Strunk was placed under arrest and charged with Driving on Suspended License and Financial Responsibility.  Officer Jeffers spoke with Phipps and asked if she had anything illegal in the vehicle.  She stated that she had a syringe loaded with meth.  In her wallet was a black container and inside the container were 10 individual packaged baggies of meth which was indicative with the sell of narcotics.  At this time, officers placed Phipps under arrest and charged her with Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Both she and Strunk were transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking