Citizen reports an erratic driver which leads to drug arrest

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested Tuesday morning after Bedford Police officers were called to the area of 4th Street and Lincoln Avenue at 11:52 a.m. after a report of an erratic driver in a red Toyota truck.
The caller said the vehicle was parked in the middle of 4th Street near N Street.

Officers located the vehicle near 5th and V streets and stopped the driver.

Todd Beikman

Officers spoke to the driver, 37-year-old Todd Beikman, who appeared to be nervous and acting erratic.

When Beikman exited the vehicle an officer noticed a small metal cup in the front seat with white residue. Beikman was detained. The residue tested positive for meth, heroin, and  fentanyl. Officers also found a syringe on the floorboard and a glass smoking device with marijuana residue near the stereo.

Beikman told officers the marijuana and pipe were his but the other drugs did not belong to him.

Beikman was arrested on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a syringe.

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