Deputies arrest driver after K9 Bolt alerts to narcotics odor in vehicle

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a local man who was parked near the Lowell fishing site after a police canine alerted to drugs in the man’s vehicle.

Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner saw the vehicle at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday at the fishing site and upon making contact with the occupants, detected a marijuana odor inside the vehicle, deputies said.

K9 Bolt alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle, deputies said. The driver, Brandon J. Ramos, 30, 724 Chestnut St., told deputies he had marijuana in the vehicle, deputies said.

Weisner located 11 baggies containing a substance that appeared to be marijuana, a grinder and more than $350 in cash, deputies said.

Ramos was arrested on charges of dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, deputies said. A female passenger was released at the scene.

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