Bedford Man Arrested on Drug Charges

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was arrested Friday after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy spotted a Ford Mustang speeding at Old State Road 37 near Washboard Road.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the officer says the driver of a black Ford Mustang was speeding and stopped the vehicle near Old State Road 37 and Old Needmore School Road.

The driver of the vehicle was 30-year-old Matthew Miller, of Bedford.

Officer asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Miller gave officers permission to search the vehicle. A K-9 alerted to possible drugs in the passenger side door.

Officers found two yellow pills, Clonazepam 0.5 mg., in a clear plastic wrapper inside a cigarette pack in the center console. Officers also found a ziplock baggy with 28 capsules of Cephalexin 500 mg. Both drugs require a prescription which Miller did not have.

“My sister gave those to me because I wasn’t feeling good and she said they would help,” Miller told police.

Officers also found a crystal rock substance that tested positive of Ecstasy.

“Those are just mood rocks that I got from my sister’s boyfriend’s brother. He gave me them, you put them in hot water and then drink it,” he told police.

At the jail, officers located two marijuana dab pens hidden in Miller’s shoe.

Miller is facing charges of possession of a legend drug, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and trafficking with an inmate.