(BEDFORD) – A Mitchell woman was arrested on a warrant on Friday after a Bedford Police officer found her with drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Police arrested 46-year-old Brandy Baker on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.
A Bedford Police officer stopped her vehicle on Mitchell Road and M streets on April 26 after they spotted a vehicle parked at a closed gas station on Mitchell Road.
The officer turned around to go check on the vehicle and its occupants when Baker drove her Dodge Caravan out of the lot. The officer initiated a traffic stop after learning Baker was driving on a suspended driver’s license.
While speaking to Baker and her passenger, 31-year-old Jennifer East, officers noticed both women were extremely nervous.
During a search of Baker’s purse they found meth, pills that Baker did not have a prescription for, and marijuana. Baker also had a syringe in her sock.
East then became upset after police found a loaded syringe in a bag near where East was sitting. Police also found meth in a container on a key chain in East’s pocket.
Both were placed in handcuffs and that is when East took off running north on M Street. She was captured at 15th and M streets. She told police she ran because she didn’t want to go back to jail.
Police then located additional syringes in East’s purse.
Both women were transported to the police station where East admitted she had a glass smoking pipe in her bra.
Both women were released pending further cooperation with the Lawrence County Drug Task Force.
A warrant was then requested for Baker’s arrest.