Carroll County Sheriff: OWI arrest leads to marijuana bust

Deputies arrested Brandon Rehmel from Camden. They say they found marijuana, several pounds of alleged spice and other drug paraphernalia in his home.

Posted: Dec 3, 2019 7:34 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 11:41 PM

CAMDEN, Ind. (WLFI) - Deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's Department say they busted an indoor marijuana growing operation after pulling over a suspicious driver.

Carroll County 911 received a call Tuesday morning of an alleged impaired driver who was driving erratically. He was driving on County Road 775 North near County Road 300 East. The driver was later identified as 24-year-old Brandon Rehmel of Camden.

Deputies said they received more information; that a domestic altercation may have happened earlier at Rehmel's home. Following up to be certain no other parties were involved in the domestic disturbance, deputies reporting finding several items related to drug violations while checking inside the home. Rehmel was taken into custody for the initial OWI violation and transported to the Carroll County Jail.

After getting a search warrant, deputies said they found evidence of an indoor marijuana growing operation, several pounds of alleged Spice and other drug paraphernalia. Indiana State Police Drug Task Force Investigators were called to help collect evidence from the scene.

Rehmel now faces preliminary charges of Operating While Intoxicated, possession charges of Marijuana, Narcotics, Controlled Substance and paraphernalia. Rehmel’s bond was set at $5,000 cash.

Below: Photo provided by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department. This is a photo of a portion of what was found inside the home by investigators.

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