Oneida Man Charged with Alleged Drug Possession

On October 1st, Oneida police officer Toby Jeffers observed a male, identified as Tanner Strunk, driving a small gold vehicle on Paint Rock Road.  Officer Jeffers had prior knowledge that Strunk did not have a driver’s license.  He then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the Pentecost Baptist Church just off Paint Rock Road. And spoke with Strunk, who was driving, and passenger John Judy.  Officer Jeffers asked Strunk to step out of the vehicle and Strunk stepped out.  Officer Jeffers then asked Strunk if he had anything illegal on his person and he stated he had two syringes in his left pocket.  Strunk was then asked if he had anything else illegal on his person.  At first he stated no then told Officer Jeffers he had some dope.  Strunk then removed a bag containing two large meth crystals from inside his pants and placed it on top of his vehicle.  He then stated to officers he had some marijuana and removed a small bag containing a small amount of marijuana from his pocket.  Further search of Strunk’s vehicle led to finding a set of digital scales in a back pack.  Both the way the drugs were packaged along with the scales is indicative of narcotics.  Strunk was charged with Possession of a Schedule II Drug for Resale, Possession of a Schedule VI Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving Without a License.