Unsafe lane change leads Bloomington man arrest on meth charges

BEDFORD – A Bloomington man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of meth. 

According to a probable cause affidavit on March 18th at 3:02 a.m. a Bedford Police officer stopped a vehicle on State Road 37 at State Road 158  after the driver failed to signal several abrupt lane changes. 

The driver pulled over at State Road 37 and Pumphouse Road. 

Edward Civils

Police spoke to the driver and both passengers, 44-year-old  Edward Civils and Brittany Cornett.

The officer noticed Civils was acting nervous and was fidgety.

Canine Dusty was called to the scene and alerted police to possible drugs in the vehicle.

Cornett told police she had a marijuana blunt in her purse. In the purse police found the blunt and a baggy containing marijuana. Cornett was issued a summons to appear in court on a charge of possession of marijuana.

In the vehicle police located a plastic container inside the middle console that contained a small amount of crystal meth.

Civils admitted he had found the meth in a dumpster and gave it to the driver.

The driver was issued a warrant for improper lane changes and released from the scene.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Officer and a warrant was issued for Civils for possession of meth.

If you know something, say something. Send an email to drugactivity@lawrencecounty.in.gov or call Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700. All calls are confidential.