Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Shelbyville man

A Shelbyville man already facing drug charges is in more trouble with the law after a Thursday afternoon traffic stop in Johnson County.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department says that Deputy Scott Rautio was patrolling State Road 37 near Banta Road when he saw a car drive by with the driver trying to hide his face. After a subsequent traffic violation, the deputy pulled the car over and spoke with the driver, 30-year-old Joseph Ramsey. Deputy Rautio says that Ramsey was acting suspiciously, so he asked for consent to search him and his vehicle. That search allegedly resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, a digital scale, plastic bags and over $900 in cash.

Ramsey, whom police say was already out on bond for meth charges in Rush County, was arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Due to the Rush County charges, Ramsey bond amounts were doubled. He was eventually released on a $1,000 cash bound, according to Johnson County officials.