Guns drawn, police arrest county man on drug-dealing warrant

A Bartholomew County man arrested during a traffic stop may be linked to a tainted batch of heroin brought into Columbus last month, police said.

As the result of a two-month investigation, Ryan S. Redmon, 25, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon on an arrest warrant charging him with two counts of dealing in a narcotic drug, according to a news release from the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Redmon was taken into custody in a high-risk arrest, which involves officers having their guns drawn.

Investigators have reason to believe Redmon is a significant player in the local heroin trade, said Maj. Chris Lane of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5636.