BEDFORD – A Heltonville man was arrested Saturday on charges of possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, and a warrant for theft and criminal trespassing. He was also issued a citation for distracted driving.
According to a probable cause affidavit, at 8:32 p.m. a Bedford Police officer was on patrol when he noticed a driver of a maroon Tahoe unable to maintain its lane.
The driver was talking on a cell phone.
The officer stopped the driver, 45-year-old Phillip Tolliver at near 16th and S streets.
Tolliver was wanted on a warrant and was detained.
During a vehicle inventory, police located a container with a plastic baggie inside that contained crystal meth and prescription suboxone which Tolliver did not have a prescription for.
The warrant stems from an incident on December 18 2020, when officers were called to Walmart involving a theft.
Police say Tolliver failed to scan and pay for hardware, automotive and grocery merchandise prior to leaving the store.
Police say Tolliver failed to scan $258.64 before taxes worth of merchandise.
Tolliver was captured on store video stealing the items.
The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s office and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
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