LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The family business has landed four people in jail.
A familial quartet face a number of charges after detectives claim they were responsible for distributing synthetic drugs to local smoke shops. Detectives describe it as a large scale operation. The main spice product of choice, Black Voodoo.
Alvin Borowick, Kerry Borowick, Richard Borowick and Stacy Borowick were indicted by a grand jury in September. Their charges include criminal syndication, engaging in organized crime, unlawful use or investment of drug related income, criminal simulation in the first degree and trafficking in synthetic drugs.
According to the indictment, they were repackaging synthetic drugs at a local warehouse. They then would sell and distribute their products.
As part of the long-term investigation, a LMPD detective states he purchased synthetic drugs from Kerry Borowick. Detectives obtained a search warrant at their place of business on Cane Run Road.
Detectives had their eyes on the Borowicks since March 2013, watching as Kerry allegedly made deliveries of spice to a local smoke shops. They were also able to track a package full of spice back to the Borowick's office from a UPS shipping label. Detectives claim the bulk of the spice was being stored inside a tractor trailer on a secluded lot near Cane Run Road and Miller's Lane, then taken to the warehouse on Cane Run Road for repackaging.
Court documents state the Borowicks laundered drug money through their businesses named Bargains Galore, K&R Investments and Kentuckiana Lease Investments. The indictment claims they would invest the money into real estate and conduct commercial businesses transactions.
The documents state Bargains Galore is a major distributor of retail drug paraphernalia.
They are also accused of manufacturing products used to mask the detection of alcohol or drugs in a person's system.
Attorney Rob Eggert, representing Alvin Borowick told us his client is an 89-year-old man who had open heart surgery this past year. Eggert claims Alvin had nothing to do with the accusations from detectives and did nothing wrong. Alvin is simply the owner of one of the companies mentioned in the indictment, but he had no knowledge of any criminal activity, Eggert stated.
Scott Barton, the attorney representing Stacy Borowick did not wish to comment on this story. Neither did David Lambertus, representing Kerry Borowick.
Attorney Scott Cox, who's representing Richard Borowick, could not be reached for comment.