WHO Involved: Brandon Young, 30, of Baraboo, WI
WHERE Incident Happened: Village of Gotham
What happened: Sheriff Clay Porter reports that on 11-24-2022, a traffic stop was conducted on State Hwy 60 near the intersection of County Hwy TB in the Village of Gotham for an equipment violation. During the traffic stop, the deputy requested a K9. K9 Aron of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department was deployed for a sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located 2.5g of a brown gravel substance that later tested positive for heroin, and .8g of a crystalline substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine. These items were located above the sun visor of the driver’s seat, where Brandon Young was seated. All charges will be forwarded to the Richland County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Young is also out on bond from Columbia County for similar drug related charges.
Sheriff Porter would like to remind any community members that may have information concerning a crime to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at (608) 647-2106. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Richland Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 647-CLUE (2583). Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the P3 App at p3tips.com or by downloading the P3 tips app.
ARREST or CHARGES: Brandon Young – 961.41(3g)(Am) Possession Of Narcotic Drugs; 961.41(3g)(G) Possession Of Methamphetamine; 946.49(1)(B) Felony Bailjumping; 346.63(1)(A) OWI 1st Offense