County resident arrested after K9 detects marijuana

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

Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner saw the vehicle at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday at the fishing site. Deputies said they detected a marijuana odor inside the vehicle.

K9 Bolt alerted officers to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle and the driver — Brandon J. Ramos, 30, of 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.

Ramos is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $13,500 bond, jail officials said.

Deputy Jon Lanning assisted at the scene.