LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man stopped for speeding is now facing drug trafficking charges after heroin was found in his car.
Louisville Metro Police said a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Eric Blair was going west on the Watterson Expressway (I-264) at 3 p.m. July 11 when it passed a marked LMPD cruiser. For over a mile police paced Blair’s car traveling at 78 MPH or higher before it was finally pulled over at Newburg Road.
During a search of the car police found a digital scale under the drivers’ seat with an unknown powder residue on it. Blair told police that he used the scale in the past when he sold heroin, but he no longer sold heroin.
Under the passenger seat, police found a small knotted baggie with a powder suspected to be heroin. Two baggie with a tan powder were found inside a paper bag concealed in the trunk liner. The bag was labeled Vietnam Kratom, which is a suspected designer drug from Indonesia. Blair told police he uses Kratom to get high and said that it gave an opiate-like euphoria.
Police said an empty bag of syringes and an open box of baggies were also in the trunk.
Blair was arrested for speeding, possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking in a controlled substance. Police said he was currently under court ordered monitored pretrial release.