Bedford man arrested after police find him passed out in a vehicle

BEDFORD – Early this morning, a Bedford man was arrested after a Bedford Police officer located a male passed out in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet van at the Super 8 Motel.

Dakota Norman

An officer knocked several times on the window to wake 25-year-old Dakota Norman. 

Police say Norman’s appearance was disheveled and his movements were slow. 

When Norman opened the vehicle door an officer observed a used syringe.

He was asked to exit the vehicle and was detained due to previous law enforcement encounters and Norman’s history of drug use. 

Officers asked if there were any drugs in the vehicle and Norman responded that the vehicle and the items inside were not his, but he did confirm there were drugs in the vehicle. 

During a search of the vehicle, officers found both new and used syringes and multiple doses of Narcan. Officers also found baggies containing crystal meth and fentanyl. 

Dakota Norman was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug, and unlawful possession of a syringe and transported to the Lawrence County Jail.

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