Report of suspicious drug activity begins investigation and leads to three drug arrests

BEDFORD – Three people were arrested Friday afternoon after the Bedford Police Department led a possible drug activity investigation in the area of 6th and P streets.

Officers began their investigation after a report of an overdose on August 11 and multiple complaints from neighbors due to the high volume of traffic in and out of the area.

Angela Jewell

On Friday afternoon, an officer noticed a gold van in the area and recognized the passenger, 24-year-old Angela Jewell from previous encounters.

The officer followed the vehicle and when the driver failed to signal a turn onto Lincoln Avenue, the vehicle was stopped.

Brandon Spencer

The driver of the vehicle could not provide officers with identification. The driver then gave the officer a false name. The driver was 20-year-old Brandon Spencer, of Bedford. He was driving on a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on a warrant in Monroe County.

Jewell, a passenger of the vehicle, admitted she had heroin hidden in her bra. She was arrested on a charge of possession of heroin.

Spencer was arrested on identity deception, possession of heroin and an outstanding warrant.

Spencer told police they had been to Ryan Lane’s house on 6th Street to purchase a 1/10th gram of heroin for approximately $20.

Ryan Lane

Officers then obtained a search warrant for Lane’s house and served the warrant at 5:36 p.m.

Officers detained Lane. In Lane’s sock, an officer found a plastic bag that contained crystal meth. In the home, officers found empty baggies, used syringes, and a spoon that tested positive for heroin. Officers were unable to locate the large amount of heroin that Spencer advised was inside the home.

Lane, 24, was arrested on charges of dealing heroin, possession of heroin, possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia.