BPD arrest two Friday night on separate charges

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was arrested on meth charges after a Bedford Police officer stopped her vehicle Friday night after seeing a female passenger who was wanted on a warrant. 

The officer stopped the vehicle in the 2110 block of Norton Lane. 

Police arrested 51-year-old Denna Cooper on a warrant for theft.

Cassandra Ping

The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Cassandra Ping, immediately stepped out of the vehicle and began throwing “trash away”.

An officer took the trash away from Ping and found a glass smoking device inside the trash. 

Canine Zazu alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle. 

In the vehicle, police found a grinder with marijuana residue and another glass smoking device. In Ping’s purse, an officer found a glass smoking pipe containing meth residue.

Both women were transported to the Bedford Police Department. During the booking process, Ping removed a gold foil wrapper from her bra that contained a yellow pill and threw it on the floor. 

Ping was arrested on charges of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

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.