Bedford Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford woman was arrested after she was stopped by a Bedford Police Officer on Friday afternoon.

According to Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore, an officer was patrolling in the area of State Road 37 and 35th Street when he spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and stopped the vehicle.

Jessica Hackney

The officer asked permission to search the vehicle and the driver 30-year-old Jessica New Hackney refused to allow the officer to search the vehicle.

“While the officer was working on a citation for speeding, a K-9 arrived from the Lawrence County Sheriff Department and performed a free air sniff and gave a positive alert on the driver’s side,” said Chief Moore. “While searching the vehicle officers located heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and two types of medication not prescribed to Hackney.”

Hackney was arrested on charges of  obstruction of justice, reckless driving causing property damage, two counts of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of meth, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.