False and fictitious license plate leads to meth charge arrest

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after an Indiana State Police trooper stopped her vehicle for a false or fictitious license plate.

The officer stopped the Chevrolet Monte Carlo on US 50 near H Street.

Chelsea Caswell

The driver of the vehicle was 25-year-old Chelsea Caswell. 

The male passenger told the trooper the vehicle was owned by him, but the plate did not match the vehicle because his wife had removed the original plate that went to the vehicle.

Bedford K-9 Max was called to the scene and alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle.

While searching the vehicle, officers found a syringe and a metal tin that contained meth inside a backpack located in the trunk of the vehicle. The found backpack belonged to Caswell.

Caswell claimed the syringe was needed because she was vitamin deficient.

She added she didn’t know the tin was still in the backpack. 

Caswell was arrested and placed in the police vehicle. She then told officers she had another syringe in her sock.

Caswell was arrested on charges of possession of meth and unlawful possession of a syringe.

If you know something, say something. Send an email to drugactivity@lawrencecounty.in.gov or call Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700. All calls are confidential.