Woman arrested, police take 40 grams of meth off streets

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was arrested on a warrant Thursday, stemming from a traffic stop.

Mandy Burgess

Police arrested 41-year-old Mandy Burgess on a charge of possession of meth over 28 grams

According to a probable cause affidavit, on April 21, an undercover Indiana State Trooper was conducting surveillance in the Walnut Heights area after being informed that Burgess was dealing meth.

A Mitchell police officer, his canine Jack and another ISP trooper were in the area to assist.

Police witnessed Burgess drive from the area and followed her vehicle north on Mount Pleasant Road and then turn east on Younger Road. Police say Burgess did not signal her turn. The undercover trooper notified the other trooper and he initiated a traffic stop.

Canine Jack alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle. 

Burgess confessed to having meth inside the vehicle, Burgess also confessed to  dealing meth. Burgess indicated she was purchasing a half to an ounce of meth from a male. 

Troopers located approximately  40 grams of purported meth inside the vehicle, along with digital scales.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Burgess’ arrest.

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.