Man charged with trafficking drugs near elementary school

Man charged with trafficking drugs near elementary school
Brandon Parker

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man is charged with trafficking drugs across the street from a Jefferson County Public School.

Kentucky State Troopers arrested Brandon Parker, 26, on Thursday.

According to a police report, troopers reportedly found more than two pounds of suspected methamphetamine, two ounces of heroin, more than four grams of suspected crack cocaine and more than eight ounces of marijuana. In addition, police said Parker also had a stolen handgun, scales, a large sum of cash and numerous baggies. Officers also found an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that did not belong to him.

The amounts and items located in the house are indicative of trafficking, according to police. The arrest document reported Parker as a convicted violent criminal.

Police found and arrested Parker directly across the street from Carter Traditional Elementary School.

Parker is facing several drug trafficking charges, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of defaced firearm and receiving stolen property (firearm). He's also charged with tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of EBT card.

Parker is booked at Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He does not have a bond. His court date is scheduled for Jan. 14.

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