Mitchell man arrested on drug charges

BEDFORD – A Mitchell man was arrested Tuesday after a Bedford Police officer stopped his vehicle for driving because he was driving with a suspended driver’s license with a prior conviction.

Tyler Sturgill

The officer stopped 30-year-old Tyler Sturgill’s vehicle on John Williams Boulevard, just west of Beech Street.

The officer asked permission to search Sturgills’ truck because he appeared nervous.

In the center console in a hidden compartment the officer found a handkerchief with two syringes wrapped inside, two plastic baggies, a cut straw and small metal cap all containing meth residue along with a foil wrapper containing heroin and a baggie containing crystal meth. In another large plastic bag the officer found a syringe, a cut straw and multiple Narcan packages with alcohol swabs.

Sturgill was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while his driver’s license was suspended with a prior conviction.

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