Several suspects have been arrested by Oneida Police Department officers in recent days on drug-related charges.
• Maxine West, arrested on Nov. 22 on charges of possession of Schedule III and Schedule IV drugs. According to an arrest warrant filed by Officer Stephen Ward, West was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a routine traffic violation and was found to be in possession of Phentermine and Hydrocodone tablets.
• Jessica R. Presnell and Christopher Boling, arrested Nov. 28 on charges of possession of cocaine for resale and drug paraphernalia. According to an arrest warrant filed by OPD officer Blake Murphy, Presnell had “fled (Walmart) with a debit card that did not belong to her” and was apprehended in the parking lot of the store. After obtaining permission to search Presnell’s vehicle, officers allegedly found seven grams of crack cocaine and various drug paraphernalia. Presnell was also charged with criminal trespass.
• Hurlen Couch and Carmen Saylor, arrested Nov. 30 after an alleged shoplifting incident at Walmart. According to arrest warrants filed by OPD officer Joshua Kennedy, Saylor was suspected of shoplifting inside the store. As officers arrived at the scene, they allegedly discovered Couch in possession of Hydrocodone pills and Saylor in possession of Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Oxycodone pills. Couch was charged with possession of Schedule III drugs, while Saylor was charged with possession of Schedule II, III and IV drugs, and shoplifting.
• Zachary Watson, arrested Nov. 30 on charges of possession of Percocet, possession of Xanax and simple possession of marijuana. According to a warrant filed by OPD officer Steven Ward, Watson was confronted after apppearing to be intoxicated while walking near the Four-Lane section of Alberta Street. Allegedly, he was found in possession of marijuana and arrested. During booking procedures at the police department, he was allegedly found to have drugs concealed in a body cavity.
• David Glen Jeffers, arrested Dec. 1 on charges of possession of Schedule IV drugs and drug paraphernalia. According to an arrest warrant filed by OPD Cpl. Michael Blaker, Jeffers was stopped at the intersection of Municipal Drive after being clocked at 50 miles per hour in a 35 mph speed zone. Allegedly, Jeffers was found in possession of open beer cans and Alprazolam pills. He was also charged with DUI.