Two Arrested On Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

(BEDFORD) – Two Kentucky residents were arrested on drug charges Thursday morning after a Bedford Police Department officer stopped their vehicle at 18th and I streets for a traffic violation.

According to Assistant Chief Joe DeWees, an officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a vehicle drive through an intersection without stopping for the stop sign.

Officers pulled over the driver.

“During the traffic stop, the officer detected evidence of drug use,” said Assistant Chief Joe DeWees. “During the course of the investigation marijuana, paraphernalia and a legend drug was located.”

Julie VanMeter

Police arrested the driver, 37-year-old Julie Vanmeter, of Louisville, KY, on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, possession of meth within 500 feet of a school, trafficking with an inmate, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The meth charges and trafficking with an inmate were added after a jail officer found VanMeter with meth.

Todd Mettling

Her passenger, 38-year-old Todd Mettling, of Louisville, KY, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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