Two men indicted after investigators find drugs, guns and cash inside South Louisville home
Courts records show one man admitted to law enforcement that he was flown in from San Diego to Louisville and was paid $500 to unload narcotics.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- We're learning about an FBI and LMPD investigation where a large amount of drugs were found in South Louisville.
Two men were just indicted in the case.
Drugs, guns and cash. That's what investigators say they found at a house on Oakwood Avenue off of Taylor Boulevard. Neighbors say they knew about the drug bust, but didn't want to talk on camera. Two men were federally indicted in the case: Kevin Nicolas who lived at the house and Juan Diaz-Guzman.
On June 30th, court documents show LMPD's narcotics unit went to the house after an FBI tip that there were drugs stored there.
Investigators say they found Guzman in the detached garage with numerous packages of crystal meth. Also in the garage, an SUV with a trap door in the floorboard of the vehicle.
After a search warrant, investigators say they found about 72 pounds of crystal meth, more than 11 pounds of cocaine, more than 7 pounds of marijuana, and a pound of heroin. There were also 3 guns and a large amount of cash.
Courts records show Guzman admitted to law enforcement, he was flown in from San Diego, to Louisville. He says he was paid $500 to unload narcotics from the vehicle into the garage
LMPD released this statement:
"LMPD Narcotics had conducted an investigation following the receipt of a complaint of illegal activity at the location. This investigation resulted in an affidavit for a search warrant for the residence being sought and granted. On entry the detectives located a large amount of suspected narcotics in the residence, (believed to include heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana) along with multiple firearms. Inside the detached garage a subject was located who was believed to be in the process of removing a large amount of methamphetamine and suspected cocaine from a hidden compartment within a vehicle. A LMPD narcotics detective (who is also assigned to the FBI HIDTA Task Force) was the initial co-case on the investigation and after coordinating information from the scene with the US Attorney’s office a decision was made that the subjects should be charged federally. This case was then adopted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purposes of prosecution."
Guzman remains jailed at the Grayson County Jail which often houses federal inmates. Nicolas was just released on a $25,000 bond.
Attorneys for both men have not returned our calls.
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