Traffic stop nets arrests as police investigate source of heroin in Bartholomew County

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Ryan Redmon (left) and Chelsie McFall (right)

COLUMBUS, Ind. – A task force organized to combat heroin in Bartholomew County arrested a man accused of bringing the drug into the community.

For months, the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team has been investigating an influx of heroin into Bartholomew County.

Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers with the Columbus Police Department and Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department stopped a car near Indianapolis Road in what police described as a “high-risk traffic stop.”

4 Fast Facts

  • Police arrest two people after traffic stop in Bartholomew County
  • One of them is accused of bringing heron from Indianapolis and Cincinnati into Bartholomew County
  • He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for dealing a narcotic drive
  • The driver was arrested and faces several charges as well

They arrested Ryan S. Redmon, 25, Columbus, on a warrant for two counts of dealing a narcotic drug. He’s also charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a legend drug injection device. Investigators believe Redmon has been bringing heroin into Bartholomew County from Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

The driver, Chelsie D. McFall, 27, Elizabethtown, was also arrested during the traffic stop. Charges against her include operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug injection device.

Police said they anticipate more arrests as they continue to investigate the source of heroin in Bartholomew County.

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