Bedford Man Arrested on Drug Charges

(BEDFORD) – Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a Bedford man Saturday on drug charges.

Cody East

Police arrested 30-year-old Cody East, of 2435 River Rd., on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, dealing marijuana, possession of a legend drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on August 28th at approximately 6:30 p.m. a confidential informant was given $50 to purchase marijuana from East. East sold the informant two clear baggies containing marijuana. The drug deal was recorded. An undercover office also witnessed the drug deal.

After the drug deal the information turned the 8 ounces of marijuana they purchased from East over to police.

Then on September 6th at 7 p.m. a female informant contacted police and said she was inside a cabin at 2435 River Road and she reported there was a large amount of marijuana on a paper towel on a coffee table in the living room in the cabin. The informant took pictures of the marijuana and sent them to police.

She also stated that prescription pills and methamphetamine was being used inside the cabin by multiple people.

At 9:09 p.m. that same day, Judge John Plummer III issued a search warrant for the home.

At approximately 11:12 p.m. the Lawrence County SWAT unit executed the warrant.

Police say East ran from the inside of the home and down the driveway and got into a blue Ford Taurus parked on the roadway. Police found him in the driver’s seat. East was detained and the search warrant was executed.

A K-9 alerted on a red bag located on the floor of the master bedroom closet between two dressers.

Police say the bag contained several prescription medication bottles that had medication in them that did not belong to anyone that lived at the residents. The bag also contained 100 hypodermic needles.

In the vehicle on the driver’s seat police found a clear baggie that containing 2 grams of crystal meth. Also in the vehicle police found an orange medication bottle with the name Amanda Hartgraves on it with the prescription for 500mg of Cephalexin (13 capsules) was under the driver’s seat. A clear sandwich baggie containing marijuana and a roach was found in between the driver’s seat and the center arm rest. Then on the floor in front of the driver’s seat police found a silver/black grinder used to grind marijuana with marijuana in it. Next to the grinder was three plastic type straws “Tooters” with a white crystal residue inside them.

East was arrested and transported to the Lawrence County Jail. His vehicle was towed by Gear Works Towing.

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