Two Arrested after Police Find Meth in Vehicle

(BEDFORD) – Two people were arrested on Tuesday after a Bedford Police officer stopped their vehicle at 16th Street and Plaza Drive after making several unsafe lane movements just after 6 p.m.

Police also confirmed the registration plate did not return back to the proper vehicle.

Joseph Gentry

Police identified the driver as 36-year-old Joseph Gentry, of Mitchell.

Tara Flavin

His passenger was 40-year-old Tara Flavin, of Highland.

While officers were speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, Bedford K-9 Maximus alerted police to possible drugs in the vehicle.

“While searching the vehicle Flavin removed a glass smoking pipe with a crystal residue from her shirt and threw it on the ground, breaking it,” said Chief Terry Moore. “She was placed into handcuffs and starting pulling away from officers.  During the vehicle search officers located more than 4 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.”

Gentry was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while never licensed, driving while driver’s license suspended with a prior conviction, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth. He was cited for unsafe lane movement and fictitious registration.

Flavin is facing charges of resisting arrest, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstruction of justice.

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