LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An Illinois man arrested on drug trafficking charges was found to be carrying several hundred grams of heroin.
Edgar Bryan Lomeli, 22, of Stickney, IL, was arrested at 5 p.m. May 21. He is charged with importing heroin, aggressive trafficking in controlled substances, tampering with evidence and fleeing and evading police.
The arrest of Lomeli came after detectives with Kentucky State Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Louisville Metro Police Department working the airport interdiction detail encountered him at 2nd and Broadway.
When Lomeli noticed the detectives he attempted the throw his backpack and run. Detectives chased Lomeli a short distance before arresting him on 2nd Street just south of Broadway. After his arrest police say Lomeli admitted to having approximately 300 grams of heroin in the backpack. Detectives found a total of 22 bindles.
According to police, Lomeli admitted to swallowing 39 bindles and still had 17 inside him. Lomeli was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.
Lomeli is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $250,000 cash bond. Police requested a high bond because of the charges Lomeli is facing and because he is considered a flight risk.