Narcotics team intercepts fentanyl entering Bartholomew County

Ryan S. Redmon. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Two Bartholomew County residents are accused of trying to bring the dangerous opioid fentanyl into the community.

The county’s Joint Narcotic Enforcement Team says they arrested 27-year-old Ryan S. Redmon of Hope, and 28-year-old Sasha N. Armitage, of Columbus after they returned from picking up the drugs in Cincinnati. After a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, officers allegedly located several grams of fentanyl in their possession.

Both of them are facing preliminary charges of dealing in narcotics and possessing narcotics, a legend drug injection device and drug paraphernalia. Redmon is also facing charges of trafficking with an inmate, as well as an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.

Sasha N. Armitage. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Police say that the investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in Columbus and Bartholomew County continues and additional charges are possible in this ongoing investigation. The investigation included the 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 is a combined unit of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office targeting the manufacturing and abuse of dangerous drugs in the community.