COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies arrested a local woman on Tuesday after a traffic stop at 11:49 p.m. in the area of East County Road 800N and North County Road 100E.
After deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Pamela Schaefer, 64, Columbus, a Columbus Police Department K9 alerted to the odor of narcotics inside her vehicle.
Deputies located a large corner-cut bag of approximately 55 grams of suspected
methamphetamine on Schaefer, which Sheriff Matt Myers described as a “big drug bust.”
Schaefer was arrested on preliminary charges of:
–Dealing in methamphetamine
–Possession of methamphetamine
She remains in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $325,000 bond.
Primary Deputy: Deputy Grant Carlson
Assisting Officers: Sgt. Gary Knoef, Sgt. Jarod Aspenson, Deputy Matt Bush, Officer
Clark, JNET (Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team)
Other Agencies on Scene: Columbus Police Department
The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, a combined unit of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office is targeting the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and