Updated: Jury Seated To Hear Case In Lawrence County Superior Court I

(BEDFORD) – A jury of 12 men and women and three alternates have been seated in the jury trial in Lawrence County Superior Court I.

The jury was seated around 10:40 a.m. They were then dismissed for the day and will begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning.


Jury selection continues this morning in Lawrence County Superior Court I.

Scott Afanado

Judge John Plummer III is presiding over the trial of 43-year-old Scott Afanador, of Bloomington. Afanador is facing charges of dealing meth over 10 grams, possession of meth over 28 grams, and unlawful possession of a syringe.

Sam Arp. is prosecuting the case for the State. Denise Turner and Public Defender Bruce Andis are representing Afanador .

The trial is scheduled to conclude on Friday and can be viewed at this link.

Afanador was arrested in November 2019 along with three other people when a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped the driver of an SUV on State Road 37 at the Sinclair service station for a traffic violation.

When the deputy approached the SUV he could detect the odor of raw marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle, which led to a search of the SUV.

During that search, officers found a crystal substance that tested positive for meth, a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette, 110 grams of meth, syringes, and fentanyl test kits.

Police arrested Afanador along with three other people in the vehicle. This included 40-year-old Timothy Whaley, of Bedford; 28-year-old Tiffany Purtlebaugh, of Bloomington; and 36-year-old Christopher Lynch, of Vincennes.

Afanador says the drugs were not his but someone else’s in the vehicle.