Bedford man arrested on drug charges

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested Monday after a Bedford Police officer stopped his green Chevrolet truck on John Williams Boulevard at Limestone Drive for an inoperable license plate light.

When the officer ran the license plate it came back for a Jeep Wrangler.

Charles Hardin

The officer spoke to the driver 34-year-old Charles Hardin.

The officer said Hardin was shaking and breathing rapidly and dropped the ash of his cigarette on himself.

Hardin told the officer he had just purchased the truck and had not yet transferred the license plate to the vehicle.

While speaking to Hardin, the officer noticed a cylindrical container near the center console. Hardin showed the officer the container was empty. Hardin then consented to a search of his truck.

When Hardin stepped out of the vehicle the officer noticed a knife in his pocket. He then asked to search Hardin’s pockets.

In his pockets the officer found a smoking device with THC wax. The officer also found a container that contained crystal meth.

Hardin was arrested without incident on charges of possession of meth and marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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