Refusal of search and canine alert leads to arrest of Mitchell woman.

BEDFORD – A Mitchell woman was arrested Wednesday after a Bedford police officer stopped a vehicle for an expired license plate on Mitchell Road south of the State Road 37 overpass.

Police then discovered the driver of the vehicle Traven Drake was driving on a suspended driver’s license with a prior conviction. 

Shaila Arnold

Drake gave police permission to search his vehicle. But Drake’s passenger, 21-year-old Shaila Arnold, refused to let officers search her bags.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department canine Dusty alerted officers to drugs in the vehicle.

Inside Arnold’s backpack officers located a small metal cylinder that contained crystal meth residue.

Arnold was detained. 

She then admitted there was a marijuana roach in her bra.

Arnold was arrested on charges of possession of meth and possession of marijuana. Drake was released from the scene.

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