Man arrested after a report of a possible impaired driver at a car wash

BEDFORD – A Springville man was arrested when Bedford Police officers were called to the Washworld Carwash on Plaza Drive Tuesday afternoon after a report of a possibly impaired couple with children present in a vehicle.  

As officers were arriving they were told the male had left and drove into the Lowe’s parking lot and was in a blue Cadillac. 

Marc Korvela

The driver was 31-year-old Marc Korvela, of Springville. Officers initially asked Korvela to step out of the vehicle, however, he began digging around under the driver’s seat. It was at that time, officers ordered him to get out of the vehicle. 

Korvela denied officers consent to search the vehicle. Canine Maximus alerted officers to drugs in the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found five bags containing 20.19 grams of crystal meth, bags containing 181 different types of pills, and a bag containing 5.35 grams of heroin. 

Other officers found the female and two small children in another vehicle at the car wash. Canine Zazu alerted officers to possible drugs in the female’s vehicle, however, officers did not locate any illegal contraband. 

Officers then applied for a search warrant for the couple’s home at 427 Springville Judah Road in Springville. During a search of the home, officers found a digital scale. No other items were found. 

Korvela was arrested on charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, dealing a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The female was released and the Department of Child Services was alerted.