Ryan S. Redmon. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department.
Ryan S. Redmon. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release

Two people were arrested on several felony drug related charges after a traffic stop was conducted by local law enforcement officers early Wednesday morning.

Narcotics detectives arrested Ryan S. Redmon, 27, of Hope, as well as Sasha N. Armitage, 28, of Columbus after the officers located several grams of the dangerous drug, fentanyl, in their possession.

Investigators believe that Redmon and Armitage traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio where they picked up the fentanyl. The two were stopped with the drugs in the possession on their way back to Columbus.

Both were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they remain incarcerated on a 48 hour hold on the following preliminary charges:

Ryan Redmon: Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device, Bartholomew County Warrant (Probation Violation for Dealing in Heroin), Trafficking with an Inmate, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Sasha Armitage: Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County continues and additional charges are possible in this ongoing investigation which included the following law enforcement agencies: Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, Columbus Police Department Intelligence Led Policing Unit, Columbus Police Department K-9 Unit, and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s 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 proactively targeting the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.