Police: Man sold drugs from candy shop near school
Lorenzo Byrd being placed under arrest on June 11, 2013.
Get It Candy Shop at 41st and Market Streets
Det. Jim Kaufling
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Dealing drugs out of a candy shop across from a school. That's what Louisville Metro Police say Lorenzo Byrd was sent to jail for Tuesday night.
"We had information he was selling marijuana, codeine syrup and prescription pills out of this candy store," said Det. Jim Kaufling.
When Louisville Metro Police issued their warrant to search, "we found at least 50 bags of individually wrapped marijuana with cash in the same bag. We found prescription pills that were being sold out of here," said Kaufling.
LMPD said they kept surveillance on Byrd, 34, for several months. In August, WAVE 3 News reported police arrested Byrd after pulling him over for not wearing his seatbelt. They say they found marijuana in his car. They were in the area because some reported him selling drugs out of the store at 41st and West Market Streets.
In addition to charges for dealing drugs, police say Byrd did it right across from Shawnee High School. That adds a charge of dealing drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.
Neighbors say seeing the officers in the neighborhood is disappointing because they work hard to keep the area safe.