Traffic Stop finds Bedford Man Wanted on Warrant, In Possession of Felony Drug

(BEDFORD) – On Wednesday, just before 3 p.m., ISP Bloomington District ACES Trooper Caleb Garvin was conducting routine patrols in Bedford when he observed a traffic infraction.

Trooper Garvin stopped the driver of a black Chrysler near 7th and I street for a turn signal violation. 

James Tincher

The driver, 36-year-old James Tincher, of Bedford, was found to be wanted on an active failure to appear warrant in Lawrence County.

Trp. Garvin then placed Tincher into custody.

Bedford Police Captain Jeremy Bridges arrived on the scene to assist and subsequently deployed his canine, which gave a positive alert for the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle. Officers then found that Tincher was in possession of small amounts of both meth and marijuana.

Trp. Garvin arrested Tincher for the active warrant, plus additional charges of possession of meth and possession of marijuana.

Tincher was incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail.