Man sentenced to 12 years in prison after police find nearly a half a pound of meth

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was sentenced to 12 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections by Lawrence Superior Court II Judge Robert Cline after pleading guilty in a negotiated plea deal.

In exchange for Darrell Cox’s guilty plea of dealing meth, he will participate in the Recovery While Incarcerated Program at DOC and will be eligible for a sentence modification after serving eight years of his sentence.

Darrell Cox

Cox was arrested on March 13, 2021, after he was found with approximately 194.01 grams, or almost half a pound of meth, two grams of cocaine, and multiple prescription pills.

Cox who was 56 at the time, was detained after Indiana State Police obtained information that Cox was dealing large amounts of meth in multiple counties, including Lawrence County.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 13th, Cox was located driving his 2006 Chevrolet truck southbound on State Road 37, south of Ingram Road, in excess of the posted speed limit.

Indiana State troopers, a Lawrence County Department deputy, and DES detectives were all in the area observing Cox. Indiana State Police Trooper Humphrey conducted a traffic stop and, after observing indicators of criminal activity, was assisted by the other officers stopping Cox.

Officer Micheal Williams deployed his canine, Flek, who gave a positive alert on Cox’s truck. A subsequent search of the truck resulted in discovering that Cox was in possession of meth approximately 2 grams of cocaine, and multiple prescription pills.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Cox was incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail for the following offense, dealing meth over 10 grams, possession of meth over 28 grams, possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Trooper. Caleb Garvin with the Bloomington District A.C.E.S. also assisted with the investigation.