Bedford man arrested on drug charges

BEDFORD – On Feb. 3, 2021, at approximately 4:52 p.m., Bedford Police Department officers were dispatched to Advanced Auto Parts, 2512 16th St., Bedford, for a verbal domestic dispute between a man and a woman.

Bedford Police officers spoke with an Advance Auto Parts employee who told the officers that the two individuals in question had walked across the street to the Sunoco gas station. The employee told the officers the man involved was wearing a blue flannel jacket and had just entered the Sunoco store.

Officers made contact with a man matching that description exiting the Sunoco store.

Conner Morgan

The officers knew, from previous interactions, the man was 27-year-old Conner Morgan, of Bedford.

One officer spoke with Morgan while another spoke to the female.

The officer asked Morgan if he knew why the department was called to the scene, and he said he was yelling at the female in the Advance Auto Parts parking lot. While speaking with Morgan, the officer noticed Morgan’s hands were shaking and he kept fidgeting with a straw. He asked Morgan if he had anything on his body that he needed to know about and Morgan said he did not have anything illegal on him. However, while conducting an exterior pat down, the officer felt a syringe in Morgan’s left pocket. He retrieved the used syringe and it was field-tested on the scene and yielded a positive result for meth.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Morgan’s arrest on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe and a warrant for petition to revoke his probation.