DEPUTIES RESPOND TO CALL IN REFERENCE TO UNCONSCIOUS MALE AND THEN
CALLED TO HIS RESIDENCE THE NEXT MORNING FOR A REPORTED POSSIBLE OVERDOSE
On September 17, 2021, BCSO Reserve Deputy Tim Dillingham was in an establishment in Taylorsville, when he observed an unconscious person behind the wheel of a vehicle.
After Deputy Robert Cooper arrived on scene, the individual, later identified as Bradley McRae, Columbus, awoke and was cleared by EMS. Deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Deputy Cooper and BCSO Sergeant Jason Williams retrieved the marijuana and logged it into evidence.
Deputies spoke with the individual about “getting his life back on track” and advised him of area locations where he can seek assistance.
The next morning (September 18, 2021), deputies were called to the same individual’s residence in reference to a possible overdose. JNET (Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team) responded and executed a search warrant on the residence. After the man was cleared by Columbus Regional Hospital, he was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges involving allegations of:
Dealing marijuana – previous conviction with more than 30 grams. Level 5 felony
Possession of marijuana
Possession of a controlled substance
Possess of paraphernalia
Maintain a common Nuisance
McRae remains in BCJ in lieu of $275,000 bond.
All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.
Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers said: “our greatest focus and number one priority is drug eradication, particularly targeting people who provide illegal narcotics to our residents”. “JNET and your Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office will never stop pursuing those who are distributing and abusing illegal drugs in Bartholomew County”, added Sheriff Myers.