Female arrested after admitting meth found in vehicle was hers

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was arrested early Sunday morning after a Bedford Police officer stopped a vehicle for a non-working headlight on Linwood Drive.

The male driver informed the officer he knew the headlight was out after it was damaged when he struck a deer.

Shelby Horton

Officers asked permission to search the vehicle, but the male told officers they would have to ask his passenger, 27-year-old Shelby Horton because the vehicle belonged to her. She gave officers consent to search the vehicle. 

During that search officers found a cylinder container that contained a baggie of crystal meth.

Both the male and Horton denied the drug was theirs and said a friend had borrowed the vehicle but they could not recall the friend’s name. Horton then admitted the drug was hers. She was detained on a charge of possession of meth.

The male was given a written warning about the headlight and released from the scene.

If 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.