Police find heroin, other drugs inside downtown Louisville hotel room

Published: Jul. 25, 2012 at 3:01 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2012 at 3:49 AM EDT
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Corey Ballard (source: LMDC)
Corey Ballard (source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Kentuckiana man is facing several charges, after police found several items inside a downtown Louisville hotel room.

"It was the first day that gentleman was in that hotel and it will be the last," Hotel Louisville owner Nina Moseley said while talking about 22-year-old Corey Ballard.

She says he checked in to room 702 Monday, but police said he wasn't there for rest and relaxation.

A police report said he was instead selling some pretty potent drugs inside the room that's now become a crime scene.
Inside the room officers said they found marijuana, crack cocaine, prescription pain patches, a gun, $200 and 20 capsules of heroin. As it turns out, this isn't Ballard's first offense.
Ballard's criminal history out of Indiana includes cocaine charges in 2009 and in 2006, which also includes an attempted murder charge.
"We are very concerned about that and as a matter of fact we do not tolerate illegal drugs of any kind in this building," Moseley said.
The big question may be why was the man allowed to stay inside a housing facility that's for women.
"It is a 12 story building that is mixed use; half of it is transitional shelter for women and families. The other half is open to the public as a regular, working hotel," Moseley said.
The 12 story mixed-use downtown building is divided with floors 4, 5, 6, and 11 used for Wayside Transitional Housing which is where women and their families live.

Floors 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 are used as a full-service hotel.
"This facility is totally divided. We do have a security guard on duty 24/7 as well. We have security checkpoints before people get on the elevator so they actually have to show their room key before they get on the elevator. We are very safety conscious here," Moseley said.
Ballard gave police a Jeffersonville, Indiana address.
He's expected in court later this week.

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