Pair arrested as result of a tip


A tip about a possible drug transaction on Seymour’s east side Sunday led to the arrest of two people, police report.

Katherine Danielle Ritchison, 24, of Columbus faces felony charges of auto theft, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining/visiting a common nuisance and dealing in methamphetamine and misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana/hashish and driving while suspended.

Brandon J. Ramos, 31, also of Columbus, faces felony charges of dealing in methamphetamine and visiting/maintaining a common nuisance and misdemeanor charges of dealing in marijuana/hashish, possession of marijuana/hashish and possession of paraphernalia.

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The pair were arrested after an investigation that began when Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Officer Scott Davis received a tip about a possible drug transaction outside a hotel on Outlet Boulevard.

He said the motorist reporting that incident said they watched some of the people involved in the incident leave in a silver Nissan Pathfinder with a Kentucky license plate and drive to a convenience store at Tipton Street and Stephens Way.

Davis said he found a vehicle matching that description parked at the convenience store, but the license plate on it did not match the vehicle’s description.

After checking the vehicle identification number on the vehicle, Davis said he learned the vehicle had been stolen from Seymour in February.

During the investigation, Davis said police found Richardson and Ramos to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and electronic scales.

The two were booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on Sunday afternoon and being held without bond Monday pending their initial hearings.

County Officer Dustin Steward and Seymour Police Department Sgt. Ryan Huddleston assisted with the arrests.

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