Police seize meth worth $150K from Bardstown Road motel room - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Police seize meth worth $150K from Bardstown Road motel room

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Brenda L. Buenrosto (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Brenda L. Buenrosto (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)
Ricardo Morales (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Ricardo Morales (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)
Luis Villa (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Luis Villa (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Three people loitering in a motel parking lot led police to a stash of crystal meth valued at $150,000, according to arrest reports.

According to the arrest report, it happened late Wednesday night at the Economy Inn on Bardstown Road. That's where officers say they noticed 21-year-old Brenda Buenrosto, 29-year-old Luis Villa, and 26-year-old Ricardo Morales in the parking lot of the motel.

Officers approached the three and asked for consent to search the vehicle. That's when they found a key to room #223, which had been rented in Buenrosto's name. According to the arrest report, officers received her permission to search the room.

There was a "strong smell of acetone."

Police found approximately eight pounds of processed crystal meth in the bathroom, as well as  "several items of paraphernalia used in the process to crystallize the product."

All three were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, and trafficking a controlled substance with 1,000 feet of a school.

According to the arrest report, an FBI task force officer requested a high bond because all three are considered a high flight risk.

They're being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $35,000 full cash bond.

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