BEDFORD – On Wednesday, Indiana State Police received information that 62-year-old Billy L. Hardin, of Bedford, was dealing meth from his residence in the 200 block of Patton View Drive.
ISP Drug Enforcement Section detectives and members of the ISP Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section) applied for a search warrant, which was signed by Superior Court 2 Judge Robert Cline.
As troopers were obtaining the signed search warrant, Hardin was observed leaving the residence. Troopers conducted a traffic stop and detained Hardin.
Other troopers executed the search warrant on Patton View Drive where they located a female who was also allegedly involved but due to pre-existing medical conditions, she was transported to the hospital where she was admitted.
While searching the residence, troopers located approximately 12 grams of meth, drug paraphernalia, digital scales, small plastic baggies, and other evidence of dealing. Upon completion of the investigation, Hardin was arrested transported to the Lawrence County Jail on charges of dealing and possession of meth over 10 grams.
This case remains active as pending charges against the female that was hospitalized are being reviewed by the Lawrence County Prosecutor.
Anyone with illegal drug activity information is requested to call the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411, the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls are confidential.