Renter arrested on drug charges when BPD assists in property eviction

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested on drug charges after Bedford Police officers were called to the 3010 block of Ted Jones Drive after a report that a man had been evicted and was refusing to leave his apartment.

Paul Romine

When police arrived they spoke to the complainant who said 50-year-old Paul Romine had been evicted last month, but will not leave.

The complainant provided court documents granting the eviction.

Officers knocked on the apartment door, but Romine would not answer. The complainant provided officers with a key and they entered the apartment. They found Romine in the shower. Officers told Romine to get dressed and leave the apartment. 

While in the apartment officers noticed smoking devices, a plastic baggie containing crystal meth, a metallic grinder, a jar containing marijuana, and a rolled marijuana cigarette.

Romine was arrested on charges of possession of meth and marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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