Two women arrested on drug charges

 BEDFORD – Two women were arrested Monday after a Bedford Police officer stopped their vehicle that was traveling the wrong way on a one-way street.

The officer was traveling east on 16th Street near the intersection of H Street when he spotted a silver Chevrolet traveling the wrong way. 

The vehicle made an abrupt turn north onto H Street and immediately turned into the gas station. The vehicle had an out of state license plate, so the officer stopped the driver to see if they needed assistance with directions.

Donna Staggs

The driver was 40-year-old Donna Staggs, of Eaton, Ohio. She apologized for traveling the wrong way saying she didn’t know her way around Bedford.

The officer learned Staggs was driving on a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on a warrant in Ohio.

Annie Clevenger

While that officer spoke to Staggs another officer arrived on the scene and spoke to the passenger 43-year-old Annie Clevenger, of Mitchell.

Police learned Staggs had a marijuana cigarette in the vehicle and were able to locate in the center console of the vehicle.

There was also a 4-year-old female child in the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle police found a purse on the back floor board. In that purse police found a baggie containing crystal meth and another marijuana cigarette.

Both women were arrested on charges of possession of meth in the presence of a minor and possession of marijauna. 

A family member picked up the child from the scene.

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