South Carolina woman arrested on drug charges

BEDFORD – A South Carolina woman was arrested Tuesday after a Bedford Police officer stopped her vehicle for speeding on Tunnelton Road. 

The female driver stopped at the intersection of Tunnelton and Whites Point.

The driver Halley Wade told the officer she didn’t realize she was speeding because the  alignment was messed up on her vehicle. She also informed the officer she had never obtained her driver’s license. 

Kimberly Morgan

She told the officers she was only driving because her mother, 45-year-old Kimberly Morgan, who was in the back seat, was tired. She said they were in town for her grandmother’s funeral.

While speaking with Wade the officer noticed the front seat passenger Brenden Stanley was breathing heavily and remained looking straight ahead avoiding eye contact.

The officer then asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Wade then gave officers consent to search the vehicle. 

As Morgan exited the vehicle she told police there was a bag in the front of the vehicle that contained multiple pill bottles that belonged to the deceased grandmother. Also in the bag was a plastic bag containing marijuana and a tin with two plastic baggies containing meth. Police also found a partially burned marijuana cigarette. In the back seat officers found three glass smoking devices and a straw which all had meth residue in them. They also discovered two plastic bags and a plastic container all containing meth residue. In Morgan’s wallet police found a small amount of crystal meth.

Wade and Stanley told police they knew nothing about the drugs. 

Police arrested Morgan on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stanley, who was a valid driver, took possession of the vehicle and he and Wade were released from the scene.