Shelbyville Police make unusual heroin bust


by WHAS editors

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 7 at 10:31 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- After two recent fatalities due to overdoses, Shelbyville Police have been hot on the heroin trail.

"We've had trends like everywhere in the nation that has gone from methamphetamine to prescription pills and now, we are on to heroin," Shelbyville Police Chief, Danny Goodwin said.

Since the beginning of October, police have served four search warrants, the first starting with a raid of an apartment and there, they came up with only drug money.

"We obtained another search warrant at a family member's home on Marion Village where we got $2,625 of drug money," Goodwin said.

After the two raids, police were still looking for the suspected drug dealers and the drugs. Police made their arrests and found the majority of the heroin inside one of the suspects.

"They try to hide drugs in places they think we will not go," Goodwin said.

Chief Goodwin also said this isn't the first time he's seen something like this, but a new addition at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office made a tough job a little easier.

They got a K-9 ranger over the summer and he came in to sniff out the drugs.

"We were able to contact a local agency that has a K-9 to help verify that that was in fact where the narcotics were so, at that point, we were able to recover that," Goodwin said.

The drugs were recovered from 24-year-old Sol Lainez.

She was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence for trying to hide 33.7 grams of heroin on her person.

She's also charged with drug trafficking and possession.

26-year-old Terail Thompson was also arrested at the apartment.

He is charged with trafficking and possessing drug paraphernalia.

In all, the arrests of Lainez and Thompson yielded a substantial amount of drugs and drug money.

The Shelbyville Police said $26,225 in drug money and 60.9 grams of heroin were recovered.