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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Joint Investigation Lands Two Bedford Women in Jail for Dealing Methamphetamine

LAWRENCE COUNTY - AUGUST 27, 2023 - On Friday, August 25th, officers with the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, concluded a lengthy investigation into the dealing of methamphetamine by Hope Grissom (34 years old of Bedford) and Kaci Prewitt (37 years old of Bedford).


Officers had received information that both Grissom and Prewitt were involved with dealing methamphetamine in, and around Lawrence County, so the investigation was launched.



Using a variety of investigative techniques, probable cause was established to corroborate the allegations.



On Friday afternoon, a traffic stop was conducted on Grissom along Indiana State Road 37, near Judah. Lawrence County Sgt. Michael Williams deployed his canine, Fleck, who gave a positive alert on Grissom’s vehicle.


A subsequent search revealed that Grissom was in possession of approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine, along with multiple types of controlled substance pills and a loaded handgun.


At the same time, a traffic stop was conducted in Bloomington on Prewitt by the Indiana State Police and Bloomington Police Department. Prewitt was found to be in possession of approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine.


As a result of the investigation and the traffic stops, both females were arrested and incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail.


Grissom was arrested for Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony), Dealing Methamphetamine (Level 4 Felony), and Possession of Controlled Substances (Level 6 Felony). Prewitt was arrested for Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony).


Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section Detectives were assisted by Lawrence County Officers Sgt. Williams, Officer Kenton Carter, Officer Kinsley Duncan, Officer Chris Griggs, and Sheriff Greg Day.


All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Anyone with illegal drug activity information is encouraged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 812-275-3316, the Indiana State Police Bloomington District at 812-332-4411, the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s tip line at 812-545-4700, submit a tip on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s App, or send an email to drugactivity@lawrencecounty.in.gov.


All such calls are confidential.


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