Two arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop

BEDFORD – Two people were arrested Tuesday night after a Bedford Police officer stopped their vehicle after the driver did not signal a lane change. The vehicle also had improper brake lights. After running the license plate the officer discovered the driver, 46-year-old Angela Burke, was driving on a suspended driver’s license.

Angela Burke

The officer stopped the vehicle on State Road 37 near 16th Street.

Patin Harris

Burke’s passenger 54-year-old Patin Harris also did not have a valid driver’s license

Canine Zazu alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle. 

In Patin’s pocket police found a glass smoking device that tested positive for meth. In the vehicle, police found a change purse that contained a smoking device, a baggie of meth and a baggie of marijuana.

Burke denied the purse was her’s, however, Patin said it did belong to Burke. Burke was captured on police video telling Patin, “if you take the blame for all of that they will let me go and I will bond you out.” 

Both were arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Burke was also arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended driver’s license with a prior conviction.

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