Bedford Man Arrested on Meth Charge

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was arrested on drug charges after a Bedford Police officer stopped the vehicle he was riding in for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign at 22nd and M streets Friday night. 

The driver of the white Jeep then made a turn to travel south on Mitchell Road. 

The  vehicle turned onto 25th Street from Mitchell Road, then came to a stop at the intersection of 25th Street and Washington Avenue.

The officers noticed the vehicle remained stopped at the stop sign for an abnormal amount of time without having any traffic to yield to, then finally turned to head south on Washington Avenue. 

The officer turned on his lights to conduct a traffic stop and the driver stopped his vehicle near the intersection of 29th Street and Washington Avenue.

Curtis Baldwin

The officer spoke to the driver and his passenger 25-year-old Curtis Baldwin. 

While speaking with Baldwin the officer noticed his hands were shaking and he would not look at the officer.

The officers asked both men to step out of the vehicle and asked the driver for consent to search the vehicle which he granted. 

Both men then allowed officers to search their pockets.

In Baldwin’s pants pocket, an officer found a folded dollar bill that contained crystal meth.

In a backpack on the passenger side floorboard, an officer found a smoking device with burn residue inside. Brown told the officer a friend from work had left the “go go” in his bag and said it didn’t belong to him. 

Baldwin was arrested on charges of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.