Orleans man arrested on meth and heroin charges

BEDFORD – An Orleans man was arrested Friday after a Bedford Police officer noticed a male in the CVS parking lot who was wanted on multiple warrants.

Ransom Lee

Police say 26-year-old Ransom Lee saw the officer and began running through the parking lot and then crossed 16th Street to Walgreens. He then jumped into the back passenger seat of an orange Hyundai in the Walgreens’ parking lot. The officer was able to block the vehicle in the parking lot.

Ransom was arrested on outstanding warrants.

While searching Ransom, officers found several baggies that included crystal meth, marijuana, heroin, a syringe and other drug paraphernalia. 

The driver of the Hyundai told police he was there to meet Ransom to purchase meth from him.

Ransom was transported to IU Health Hospital after police suspected Ransom had possibly ingested drugs. Once medically cleared he was transported to jail on charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If you know something, say something. Send an email to drugactivity@lawrencecounty.in.gov or call Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700. All calls are confidential.