Two arrested after police find drugs and possible stolen power tools

BEDFORD – Two people were arrested on drug charges on Saturday, Feb. 12, after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped a black pickup pulling a trailer without a license plate and failing to use their turn signal.

The officer stopped the vehicle on State Road 37 at 16th Street.

Cheyenne Brown

The driver of the vehicle was 30-year-old Cheyenne Brown, of Bloomington, and her passenger 27-year-old Kiel Sheppard, of Frankfort.

Kiel Sheppard

Sheppard told the officer he had just purchased the trailer and hadn’t had time to title it.

The officer asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and if the officer could search the vehicle. Both Brown and Sheppard gave consent.

In the back of the box trailer, officers found a shopping cart full of power tools the officers suspected were stolen from Walmart. The couple was captured on video forcing open the sliding doors at Walmart and leaving with the cart of power tools.

Officers also located syringes, smoking devices, and meth in a backpack inside the vehicle and a tampon that tested positive for meth.

Both Brown and Sheppard were arrested on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The theft case remains under investigation by the Bedford Police Department.