An Oneida man is facing charges of violating the federal Drug Free School Zone Act, which provides for enhanced punishment for convicted drug violators who are proven to have possessed drugs inside a certain radius of schools.

Charles Phillip Helton, 47, of Acres Lane in Oneida, was arrested Wednesday (Oct. 30) on various drug charges.

According to an arrest warrant filed by Oneida Police Department officer Bill Miller, Helton drove his vehicle through the Oneida High School parking lot with “extremely loud music coming from it” and stopped at a gravel lot adjacent to the school.

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