Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

BEDFORD – A traffic stop at 2:15 a.m. Friday morning led to a drug arrest after a pickup truck, being driven by Uriah Stickney, age 27 of Bedford, had no license plate light.

Stickney was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia on two counts, and dealing in methamphetamine.

Lawrence County Sheriff deputy was patrolling the northbound State Road 37 and stopped the vehicle near Constitution Avenue in Bedford.

The officer stated the driver appeared nervous, while writing out a warning. Several officers assisted in the traffic stop. Officers requested Mitchell Police Officer Shawn Cabral and his K-9 to respond. The K-9 alerted to possible drug activity within the vehicle.

During the search of his pickup, officer located a small scale, small plastic baggies containing a crystal like substance that field tested for methamphetamine and weighed 6.2 grams.

A glass smoking device and a straw also located in the vehicle. An unloaded Ruger 22 was also located in the pickup.

Stickney was taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

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