Lawrenceburg Man, Rising Sun Woman Accused Of Drug Dealing
By Travis Thayer
Brian J. Cooper (left) and Jenna N. Ramey. Photos by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Dept.
(Greendale, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg man and Rising Sun woman are accused of dealing heroin in Dearborn County.
Charges were filed on May 10th against Brian J. Cooper, 28, and Jenna N. Ramey.
A noise complaint on May 8 prompted Greendale Police to the Wishing Well Motel just off U.S. 50 in Greendale. Motel employees told police that a large group of people had been “fighting and yelling” in a room that was being rented by Brian Cooper, and possibly doing drugs.
When police arrived, two females remained inside the motel room and appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. One of the females claimed she was from Florida and didn’t have any identification, but later admitted to being Jenna Ramey of Rising Sun.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Ramey told police that Cooper had a a red tin box inside the room which contained drug material.
Police say the box contained digital scales, glass pipes, brillo pads, cigarette rolling papers, hypodermic needles and off white powder residue. Other items uncovered in the room include clear baggies, cotton balls, more hypodermic needles and cut cans, possibly used to liquefy heroin.
Ramey, 28, who has a nationwide pickup warrant in Hamilton County, Ohio for Possession of Heroin was placed under arrest.
When questioned by police, Ramey allegedly admitted she was the middle man for Cooper. Police say that Cooper would place orders for both methamphetamine and heroin, and then contact Ramey to travel to Ohio to make purchase of the drugs. Cooper would then set up buys and Ramey would make the deliveries.
According to court documents, Ramey told police that each pickup of methamphetamine she made was approximately one ounce, or 28.35 grams.
Cooper and Ramey are both charged with Conspiracy to Commit Dealing Methamphetamine Over Ten Grams (Level 2 felony), Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug Heroin (Level 5 felony), Possession of Syringe (Level 6 felony), Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Level 6 felony), Possession of Paraphernalia (Class C misdemeanor), Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance Methadone (Class A misdemeanor).
Both are currently booked in Dearborn County Jail.