Unresponsive male arrested after BPD find meth syringe and concealed loaded handgun

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested Tuesday after Bedford Police officers were alerted to an unresponsive male in a red pickup truck in the parking lot of Rural King.

When police arrived at 4:53 p.m. they found 32-year-old Evan Wood in the front driver seat of a red 2001 Dodge 2500.

Evan Wood

Wood was slouched over to his left side and his head was facing the driver’s side window. Officers pounded on the window several times in an attempt to wake Wood.

He woke, but appeared to be in distress and kept locking and unlocking the truck.  

At one point, police say Wood appeared like he had been choking. He eventually rolled down the window and officers asked if Wood was okay. Police say Wood appeared to be confused. He was told to turn off the truck and step out of the vehicle.

When Wood stepped out of the truck officers noticed a syringe in the driver’s seat. 

Wood said the syringe was not his.

Wood was detained and canine Maximus alerted officers to possible drugs in the truck. 

In the vehicle, officers retrieved the syringe that tested positive for meth and a Taurus PT111 G2 9mm loaded handgun lodged in-between the driver seat and center console. The vehicle contained an AR-15 rifle, an upper assembly, several loaded AR-15 magazines, several types of ammunition, and numerous tools.  

The vehicle was towed by Mikels wrecker service.

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.