Two Arrested On Drug Charges Following Traffic Violation

(BEDFORD) – Two people were arrested after a Bedford Police officer stopped their vehicle at 15th and L streets after the driver committed a traffic violation Tuesday afternoon.

Lori Brumage

According to Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore, the driver, 40-year-old Lori Brumage, was very nervous while speaking to officers.

“She denied officers consent to search her vehicle because of who may have been in it the last few days,” added Chief Moore.

Joseph Hignite

Officers identified her passenger at 47-year-old Joseph Hignite.

“Our K9 arrived and alerted on the rear door,” added Chief Moore. “During the vehicle search officers located methamphetamine inside Brumage’s purse, marijuana in the glove box, and a Schedule I substance in the center console.”

Brumage is facing charges of possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, and was issued a citation for driving left of center.

Hignite is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and visiting a common nuisance

Brumage was arrested on Tuesday, August 25th after Bedford Police stopped her vehicle at 18th and M streets. She was out on bond on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of meth, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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