BEDFORD – Two people were arrested after a Bedford Police officer stopped a vehicle with an improperly placed license plate that had abruptly swerved to the wrong side of the road on 7th Street and proceeded to travel east.
The officer initiated the traffic stop at the intersection of 7th and J streets.
The driver 33- year-old Garrett Brandy claimed he swerved onto the wrong side of the road because his glasses were broken and he “cannot see very well”.
The officer reported that Brandy was sweating and his hands were shaking.
Brandy and his passenger 18-year-old Teegan Ray-Burton were asked for consent to search the vehicle and if there was anything illegal in the vehicle.
Originally Brandy gave the officer consent to search the vehicle by stating, “I guess that’s fine, but I don’t want you to”.
Brandy became belligerent and confrontational stating, “he has not done anything wrong”.
Lawrence County canine Dusty alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, police found a black bag inside a backpack that was on the passenger seat. Located in that black bag was an orange cut straw with crystal-like meth inside it. Police also found a green wallet in the middle console that contained a glass pipe containing crystal meth.
Brandy continued to be belligerent and accused the officers of violating his rights as the officers continued their search.
Both Brandy and Ray-Burton were detained.
Brandy continued to be belligerent and had to be forcibly placed into a patrol vehicle.
Ray-Burton admitted to police she had THC and meth hidden in her vagina.
A female jailer was able to retrieve those hidden drugs.
Ray-Burton was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brandy faces charges of possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest by force, and disorderly conduct.
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