Scott Co Sheriff's Department Conducts Operation "Thunder Over Underwood"

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:10 AM

By Scott Co Sheriff's Department Sheriff Jerry Goodin Release

Methamphetamine, Paraphernalia and Monies (Another Public Tip Leads to a Safer Neighborhood)

Tuesday night around 9:30 pm, deputies from the Scott County Sheriff's Office with the assistance from the Jennings County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 5997 South U.S. Highway #31 in Underwood. The search warrant was the result of Detective Paul Clute receiving information regarding drug activity at the above-mentioned address.  After the initial investigation was completed arrest warrants were issued for Richard Bramer, age 56, of Scottsburg for Dealing in Methamphetamine, and Vinnie Ferguson, age 32, of Henryville for Dealing in Methamphetamine.  Subsequently, a search warrant was also issued for the residence. 

Deputies executed the arrest warrants and the search warrant at the same time last night. The findings of the search warrant led to locating approximately 24 Grams of Methamphetamine, numerous pieces of Paraphernalia and over $1,000.00 in U.S. Currency.

Additionally, Steven Heath, age 33, of Scottsburg was observed leaving the residence just before the search warrant was executed and a traffic stop was initiated.  Heath was arrested for Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Paraphernalia.  A second individual was also observed leaving the residence prior to the execution of the search warrant.  A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver identified as Wade Roberts, age 59, of Henryville, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Visiting a Common Nuisance. 

Sheriff Goodin stated, "each search warrant we do makes Scott County safer and should be sending a signal you better not deal drugs in Scott County." Sheriff Goodin also praised his deputies' efforts and thanked the Jennings County Sheriff's Office for their assistance. The Jennings County Emergency Response Team assisted Scott Counties Emergency Response Team with manpower during the execution of the search warrant.

Photos of the arrested, drugs and monies are attached.

RICHARD BRAMER.jpg (SCJ)VINNIE FERGUSON.jpg(SCJ)

STEVEN HEATH.jpg (SCJ)WADE ROBERTS.jpg(SCJ)

  EVIDENCE 1.jpg(SCSD)

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