Two arrested after their vehicle was stopped for an expired license plate

BEDFORD – A Mitchell man and woman were arrested Friday after a Bedford Police officer stopped a vehicle for an expired license plate in the Hardees parking lot.

Vea Saunders

Driving the vehicle was 34-year-old Vea Saunders and she had two passengers in the vehicle 35-year-old Jeremy Saunders and another male.

Jeremy Saunders

The officer then asked for consent to search the vehicle. During that search, officers found a pill bottle with Jeremy’s name on it in Vea’s purse. A baggie of crystal meth was found inside that pill bottle.

Vea also admitted to having a glass smoking pipe hidden in her bra.

Both were arrested on drug charges. The other male was released from the scene.

Once at the jail, officers found inside Vea’s bra a cellophane wrapper containing seven pills she did not have a prescription for. 

Vea faces charges of possession of meth, possession of a legend drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Jeremy faces a charge of possession of meth.

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