BPD follows up on possible hit and run,woman arrested on drug charges

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was arrested Tuesday when Bedford Police officers were requested to the 1620 block of 9th Street after a report of an accident. The caller reported a woman driving a minivan involved in the accident was attempting to flee the scene.

Trisha Sims

When officers arrived on the scene they located the driver 32-year-old Trisha Sims. She told police her husband 36-year-old Ashley Holmes had come to the scene and drove the van home.

An officer went to Sims’ home and located the van.

Holmes was issued a citation for operating a vehicle while never obtaining a driver’s license with a prior conviction.

While photographing the damage on the van, the officer noticed pill bottles in the van. Officers obtained permission to search the van and found several clonazepam pills in a floral wallet along with Sims’ identification. Police say neither Sims nor her husband had a prescription for the drug. Clonazepam is used to prevent and control seizures. This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is also used to treat panic attacks. Clonazepam has a risk for abuse and addiction.

Sims was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

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.