(BEDFORD) – Two people were arrested on drug charges after a Bedford Police officer stopped the vehicle they were in Saturday night at 9th and I streets due to an illegible paper license plate.
The driver of the vehicle was 42-year-old Cory Alcorn, and his passenger was 28-year-old Stacia Kern, both of Bedford.
After Alcorn refused to allow officers to search his vehicle, a police dog conducted an exterior search of the vehicle that resulted in a drug alert.
Both Kern and Alcorn were patted down by the officers on scene. The pat down resulted in recovering a syringe cap and a knife, the blade indicating meth residue.
The dog alert on the vehicle resulted in a vehicle search that found a syringe near the center console.
Kern made an attempt to swallow drugs, which the offers were able to recover. Officers seized two plastic baggies that contained 6.45 grams meth and two baggies that contained 3.49 grams of Heroin/ Fentanyl.
Alcorn faces charges of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. Kern faces five charges: possession of meth over 5 grams, possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.