Bedford man arrested for dealing meth

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested Friday after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped his vehicle on Constitution Avenue in Bedford.

Uriah Stickney

The deputy stopped 27-year-old Uriah Stickney for not having an operating license plate light and the temporary license plates was wet, ripped and unreadable on this GMC Sierra.

Stickney told the deputy he was on his way to the motel to see a friend.

 While the officer was writing Stickney a warning about the light and license plate, a police canine alerted officers to possible drugs in the toolbox in the bed of  the truck and the passenger side door of Stickney’s vehicle.  

Officers found a small scale in a soft gun case inside the vehicle and multiple small plastic  baggies containing crystal meth. Police seized 6.2 grams of meth.

Police also found an unloaded Ruger 10/22 rifle shoved behind the seat of the truck.

Stickney was arrested on charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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