Two people were arrested after police find drugs in the vehicle

BEDFORD – Two people were arrested on Wednesday after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy noticed a vehicle with a fictitious license plate.

The officer stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Washington Avenue and 27th Street.

The vehicle a red 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier had a license plate that returned to a silver 2005 Pontiac Vibe.

Rory Case

The male driver was 41-year-old Rory Case, of Bedford. Case was wanted on a warrant for a petition to revoke and he was detained.

Sarah Deckard

His female passenger was 40-year-old Sarah Deckard, of Bedford. 

Case stated he was aware the license plate belonged to a different vehicle and had just purchased the vehicle about a week ago.

While Case was retrieving the requested documents, the officer noticed Deckard’s hands were “trembling”. She also appeared to be nervous and made minimal eye contact with the officer. 

Case was detained on an active warrant. Officers then asked to search Case’s vehicle and he denied that request. 

Canine Dusty then alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle. 

While searching the passenger side front compartment area of the vehicle officers located a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette where Deckard had been sitting. 

Officers also located a digital scale in a pink and silver handbag with meth residue on it.

Both Deckard and Case denied ownership of the items found. 

Both were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of meth. 

The vehicle was inventoried and towed by Mikel’s Towing service.

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