Pulaski County Drug Arrest

I’ve written at length about the need for police officers to obtain a warrant before entering a home or business.  Your 4th Amendment right against illegal search and seizure protects you from law enforcement entering your premises, without your permission.  In many cases, defendants decide to voluntarily allow them to enter.  This effectively surrenders your […]

Grayson County Marijuana Arrest

Normally, a pot bust may not make significant news.  The fact that a Grayson County marijuana arrest actually occurred, is notable.  Why might you ask?  The answer is that according to Kentucky State Police 2018 records, there were zero marijuana arrests in 2018.  So, when a lengthy investigation results in a raid on a home, […]

LMPD Seized 15,000 Ecstasy Pills

The 1st Division Impact Unit of LMPD seized 15,000 ecstasy pills, 2 pounds of meth, $25,000 in cash and several firearms.  They arrested 2 men, one of whom was a convicted felon.  While this case will slowly begin working its way through the criminal justice system, a Louisville criminal defense attorney will be working quickly. […]

Bowling Green Drug Arrest

WBKO ran a story describing a Bowling Green drug arrest.  The defendant was in an apartment when the police showed up based on a tip.  They smelled marijuana coming from the unit.  Residents had complained about potential drug deals. When asked, the man consented to a police search of his residence.  As a result, police […]

Richmond Drug Arrest

Law enforcement has been heavily focused on making drug arrests throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.  A comment in a recent news report about a Richmond drug arrest caught my eye.  As a Louisville criminal defense attorney, I spend a tremendous amount of time reviewing evidence.  Part of the reason is to figure out what the […]

Marion County Taco Bell Arrest

It’s a common theme, because it seems to frequently happen.  A young man has been charged with drug possession, trafficking and tampering with evidence.  In this situation, it stemmed from a Marion County Taco Bell arrest.  The defendant was allegedly selling meth while working at the Taco Bell. The police K-9 dog located the drugs, […]

Murder Conviction Could Result in the Death Penalty

After four men allegedly completed a drug deal, in Elizabethtown, the dealer was shot multiple times.  The group reportedly took the money and pills and left the scene.  They were recently arrested and charged with murder and first-degree robbery.  One of the men is also charged with tampering with physical evidence. Now, as a Louisville […]

Trafficking in a Controlled Substance

A Lexington woman was arrested and on charges of possession and trafficking a controlled substance in Bardstown.  During a traffic stop, law enforcement found meth, paraphernalia (including a scale, plastic bags, syringes and spoons), and quite a bit of cash. What is Possession of a Controlled Substance? Possession of a controlled substance involves methamphetamine, lysergic […]

Man was Charged with Fleeing and Evading

Police arrived at the Quality Inn in Louisville on a report of domestic violence.  A man attempted to escape the area on foot.  When police caught up with him, they noticed he was missing his fanny pack.  Now, in full disclosure, I wouldn’t want to be caught with one either.  However, when officers searched the […]

Fentanyl Arrest Made

The long arm of the law is also a patient arm of the law.  News reports are focusing on Fentanyl issues.  In a recent story, the defendant was allegedly involved in a fatal, drug overdose involving heroin laced with fentanyl in April, 2018.  He was later indicted on drug trafficking charges, but didn’t appear in […]