LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A man accused of crashing into a police cruiser led officers to a large stash of drugs.
Police recovered heroin, a handgun and hundreds of doses of a new street drug called "Molly" when they arrested the suspect Monday night.
The suspect, Terrance Kinnard, has been arrested in the past for allegedly trafficking marijuana, crack cocaine and prescription pills.
But police said the drugs they recovered from his home Monday night are even more concerning, because they represent a potent combination aimed at introducing young people to heroin.
Police said inside Kinnard’s West Louisville home, officers found a large quantity of heroin along with empty capsules and a large chunk of a new synthetic drug called "Molly," which narcotics officers say is just now making its way to Louisville's streets.
“We see it a lot in the underground concerts and stuff like that,” a Louisville Metro Narcotics Officer, who asked not to be identified said. “It is a designer drug. It's a younger drug, an upper teens to mid 20's narcotic.”
Molly is the purest form of the drug ecstasy.
“It just made me want to dance a lot. It does make you hallucinate a little bit, but it's very, like subtle,” a Syracuse University student said when interviewed about her use of Molly.
Increasingly, police say the drug is being mixed with drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin.
Officers said that's what Kinnard was doing, selling pills of heroin mixed with Molly on the street.
Narcotics officers say the pills sell for around $50 each.
Kinnard was arrested after trying to speed away from police, striking a police car and injuring an officer.
His wife said she didn't know he was dealing drugs.
“The stuff that they say they found, I don't understand it,” Kaila Kinnard, Terrance’s wife, said when we went to her home Tuesday.
Police say Kinnard's arrest made a small dent in what's become a dangerous new combination of drugs here in Louisville.
“It's a way of introducing it to kids. You're taking your life in the hands of whoever's mixing this drug, so you don't know exactly what you're getting,” the narcotics officer said.
At the time of his arrest, Kinnard was out of bond for drug trafficking charges he received in May.