Police find meth hidden in cell phone case

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was arrested Monday after a Bedford Police officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on 16th Street in the Taco Bell parking lot. 

Megan Moore

Police arrested 32-year-old Megan Moore on charges of possession of meth and unlawful possession of a syringe.

Officers spoke to the driver Jennifer East who told police she was having trouble with her brakes, she told police she “has to pump them to slow down”.

Moore and Moore’s daughter were passengers in East’s vehicle.

The officer issued East a citation for speeding.

Police then asked permission to search the vehicle. 

Moore denied officers permission to search her purse.

Canine Zazu alerted officers to drugs in the vehicle. 

In a makeup bag in Moore’s purse police located two used syringes. An officer noticed Moore pull something from her pocket and place it inside of her phone case. The officer asked Moore what she put in the phone case. She admitted she had meth in the case, but said it was not hers.

Officers removed the baggy of crystal meth from the phone case.

Moore was arrested and East was released from the scene. Moore’s daughter was released to a family member.

The Department of Child Services was also contacted.

f 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.