Traffic stop leads to arrest on marijuana charges

Brittany V. Ward; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A Johnson County woman was arrested on marijuana charges Tuesday night after a traffic stop in Bartholomew County. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at approximately 10:10 p.m., Sgt. Kris Weisner was working Operation Pull Over on US 31 at Commerce Drive when he stopped a vehicle for speeding and having only one headlight.

Sgt. Weisner spoke with the driver, 24-year-old Brittany V. Ward, of Greenwood. As Ward opened the glove box to retrieve her vehicle registration, police reported seeing a marijuana pipe inside. K9 Bolt was deployed and was reportedly alerted to the order of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle allegedly resulted in the discovery of two baggies of a green leafy substance, suspected to be marijuana.

Ward was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. She has since been released.