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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Representatives of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office say they've arrested two men who were trafficking heroin near an elementary school.
According to arrest warrants, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Criminal Interdiction Unit were conducting a narcotics investigation near a home on Mulberry Street near Texas Avenue on March 28.
Sheriff's deputies say they saw 49-year-old James Edward Clark in what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction with a known accomplice, near the intersection of Hickory St. and Lydia St. According to the arrest warrant, Clark hid something in a red container, then placed the container in his pocket.
Clark was stopped a short time later, and sheriff's deputies say he admitted to purchasing heroin from his accomplice, 28-year-old Brandon J. Spencer.
Three days later, sheriff's deputies searched Spencer's home on Mulberry Street, after obtaining permission. Authorities say Spencer admitted to having seven grams of heroin, which were packaged for sale, and showed them where to find it.
The home is located within 1,000 feet of Shelby Elementary School, and a daycare, the arrest warrant states.
Both Clark and Spencer have been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of a controlled substance.