Mitchell man arrested on drug charges

BEDFORD – A Mitchell man was arrested after a Bedford Police officer stopped him for a traffic violation on Saturday afternoon.

The driver abruptly turned into the parking lot of Bedford Body & Paint on 5th Street without signaling.

Once the officer turned his vehicle around to stop the vehicle, he found the Toyota Scion traveling at a high-rate of speed east on 5th Street. The vehicle then turned north onto GM Drive. The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Breckenridge Road and North Jackson Street.

Zane Grissom

The officer spoke to the driver, 29-year-old Zane Grissom and his female passenger.

While speaking with Grissom, he attempted to kick a blue bag at his feet under the driver’s seat.

Grissom told the officer there was nothing illegal in the vehicle but denied the officer’s request to search the vehicle.  Grissom also told the officers he did not own the vehicle. 

K-9 Zazu was requested to the scene and alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle. 

During a search of the vehicle, police found multiple used syringes, a syringe filled with meth on the driver’s side floorboard, a plastic bag containing crystal meth, and multiple baggies filled with multiple pills. 

Officers also found a magnetic box on the frame of the vehicle that contained a used syringe, two baggies of crystal meth and a digital scale with meth residue.

In total, officers found 11.72 grams of meth.

The female passenger explained to police she and Grissom has an existing relationship where he will give her a “free buzz” sometimes. She further discussed she generally will purchase a quarter gram of meth from Grissom for the cost between $20 to $25. Officers released the female passenger due to her cooperation.

Grissom was arrested and transported to the Lawrence County Jail without further incident.

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