Tunnelton Man Arrested On Drug Charges

(BEDFORD) – A Tunnelton man was arrested Friday after a Bedford Police officer stopped him for a traffic violation at State Road 37 and Patrick Robbins Way.

Cory Leatherman

Police arrested 38-year-old Cory Leatherman, on charges of possession of meth and unlawful possession of a syringe.

According to Chief Terry Moore, because of Leatherman’s suspicious behavior an officer requested permission to search his vehicle. He denied that request.

“After Leatherman denied consent K-9 ZaZu was used for an exterior open air sniff of the vehicle,” said Chief Moore. “After giving a positive alert Leatherman admitted to having something illegal in his pocket. Officers located two used syringes and a black case containing methamphetamine.”