(BEDFORD) – Acting on a tip, the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section, the ISP Bloomington District ACES, and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department worked a joint investigation into methamphetamine dealing at 248 Carver Lane west of Bedford on Wednesday.
The investigation led to probable cause for the issuance of a search warrant for the residence.
While obtaining the search warrant, officers observed a Mazda passenger vehicle leave the residence.
After observing multiple traffic violation, officers conducted a traffic stop on the car along Main Street in Oolitic.
There were three occupants in the vehicle. The driver, 40-year-old Travis Stinson of Oolitic, was found to be operating on a suspended driver’s license.
Police witness him attempting to hide drug paraphernalia, and police found him with meth. He was arrested on charges of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
Police say a female passenger, 40-year-old Peggy Stinson, also of Oolitic, had meth and is facing a charge of possession of meth.
A back seat passenger, 22-year-old Dillon Burton of Paoli, was wanted on an active arrest warrant out of Lawrence County for failure to appear on charges of auto theft and armed robbery.
All three occupants of the Mazda were arrested and incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail.
Officers with a search warrant searched the home on Carver Lane. During that search, officers found meth, drug paraphernalia, and evidence of dealing the drug.
In the home was 43-year-old Robert Johnson of Bedford.
During the search, officers found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and evidence of dealing. Johnson was arrested on charges of dealing meth with a prior conviction, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia.
All were incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail.
Officers assisting ISP DES included: ISP Sgt. Greg Day, Troopers Chris Griggs, Chance Humphrey, Zachary Parker, Matt Hatchett, and Cody Brown along with Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Cpt. Chris Roberts, Sgt. Andy Blackburn, Officer Josh Rhoades, and Officer Shawn Apps.