Thursday, just before 3pm, ISP Bloomington District ACES Trooper Caleb Garvin was conducting routine patrols in Bedford. After observing a traffic infraction, Trooper Garvin stopped a black Chrysler near 7th and “I” Street for a turn signal violation. 

The driver, James Tincher (36, of Bedford), was found to be wanted on an active “Failure to Appear” Warrant through Lawrence County. 

Trp. Garvin then placed Tincher into custody.

Bedford Police Captain Jeremy Bridges arrived on the scene to assist and subsequently deployed his canine.

The K9 gave a positive alert for the presence of controlled substances and officers then found that Tincher was in possession of small amounts of both methamphetamine and marijuana.

Trp. Garvin arrested Tincher for the active warrant, plus additional offenses of Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony) and Possession of Marijuana (B Misdemeanor). 

Tincher was incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at the Bloomington Post at (812) 332-4411. Your tip can remain anonymous and could save a life.