JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A Johnson County deputy pulled over a car with only one headlight, but ended up discovering a driver without a license and about half a pound of meth, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.
Timothy Bridgeman told police he was transporting the meth to Martinsville for $500. A deputy pulled him over on State Road 37 near Bluff Acres because he was driving a car with only one headlight, according to the police report. When the deputy approached the car, Bridgeman admitted his license was suspended.
While preparing the car to be towed, the deputy found a glass pipe and 8.3 ounces of meth. Bridgeman also told the officer he had more meth stuffed in his sock, according to the police report. The drugs have a street value of $28,000.
According to Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox, deputies have made a number of busts along State Road 37, for drunk drivers, murder suspects, and drug traffickers.
“These things happen every now and then. It’s not a daily thing where we have a traffic stop with a pretty good seizure,” said Cox.
24-Hour News 8 found statistics from Indiana State Police on the number of meth lab busts in the state. According to the findings, Johnson County had 16 meth labs destroyed in 2013. That number pales in comparison to Vanderburgh with 115 and Delaware County, which registered 109.
Bridgeman was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in meth, possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia and driving while suspended. No other suspects have been mentioned in this investigation.