Man accused of dealing drugs in daughter's school carpool line


Posted on February 14, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 7:26 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It was a normal day at Sarah J. Price Elementary School, as dozens of parents lined up to pick up their children. Police say what happened at the school on Wednesday however was anything but normal.

A police report says officers were called to the school by a citizen who reportedly witnessed Victor Day, 29, whose daughter goes to the school, engaging in a hand-to-hand drug transaction with another person in the school's carpool line.

Police reportedly stopped Day's car two blocks away, where they seized a bag of marijuana and $1,300 in cash. Day was charged with trafficking marijuana and trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Neighbors and parents were upset to hear about the incident.

"It's not good to be around the schools doing nothing like that. What kind of example are you showing the younger kids growing up?" neighbor Michael Griffin said.

"I'm very astonished. I'm shocked," Candace Johnson, whose daughter attends Price Elementary said. "I think it's a mess to be doing something like that period. Especially around a school. "

"I actually think he's giving a message to the kids that they don't have to work or anything. Selling drugs is like the easy route out," Dashame Love, whose daughter also attends the school said.

Wednesday's arrest was not the first time Victor Day has been in trouble.

He has been arrested more than half-a-dozen times in the past decade for marijuana related offenses. Day was given a three-year suspended sentence back in 2009 after he was caught with a gallon bag full of marijuana and a handgun near Klondike Elementary school. He was placed in a felony diversion program which ended in late November.

"What I see here is marijuana, after marijuana, after marijuana, after marijuana," the Judge said as she was reviewing his past criminal history at his sentencing.

Day returned to the school Thursday afternoon to pick up his daughter.

WHAS11 tried to talk to him, but he advised us his attorney instructed him not to talk. Day and his brother both told us off-camera that he was not selling drugs at the school.

We spoke to a Jefferson County Schools spokesperson, who told us that since the arrest took place off campus, the school has not taken any action involving the alleged offense.