• Bill Raines

ISP Arrests Several in Drug Trafficking Operation in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY -JULY 14, 2022 -The Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section and the Indiana State Police Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section) concluded a lengthy investigation into a Lawrence County drug trafficking organization by making multiple arrests on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. ISP troopers and detectives served numerous search warrants, conducted traffic stops, seized a large number of drugs (methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine), and took four people into custody.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Greg Day conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of 13th and “U” Street in Bedford on Dylan Meadows, a 29-year-old male from Bedford.

During the traffic stop, Sgt. Day observed indicators of criminal activity and requested a canine to the scene of the stop. Bedford Patrolman Faheem Bade arrived and deployed his canine, ZaZu, who gave a positive alert on Meadow’s vehicle. A subsequent search revealed that Meadows was in possession of a used, uncapped syringe with methamphetamine residue inside.

Sgt. Day, DES Detective Zack Robbins, and Trp. Jeremy Cox went to Meadows’s residence in the 2900 block of Ted Jones Drive after obtaining probable cause to search the apartment. Inside the apartment troopers located approximately 9 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, numerous plastic bags for packaging drugs, and other items associated with the dealing of methamphetamine. Meadows was arrested and incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail on the following charges,

  • Dealing Methamphetamine with a Prior Conviction, a Level 2 Felony

  • Possession of Methamphetamine, a Level 5 Felony

  • Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, a Level 6 Felony

On Wednesday evening, Sgt. Day, Det. Robbins, DES Sgt. Josh Allen, and Troopers Cox, Cody Brown, and Ben Burris executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Old SR 450. Troopers encountered three people including Bradley Crawford, a 52-year-old male from Bloomington, and Allison Dalton, a 30-year-old female from Bedford. During the search, Dalton was found to be in possession of approximately 3 grams of heroin.

Crawford was in possession of approximately 2 grams of cocaine. Both Crawford and Dalton were arrested and incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail.

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