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POLICE: Suspects arrested after large amount of heroin, cocaine seized from apartment in Jeffersontown area

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William Freeman (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) William Freeman (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Lanika Freeman (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Lanika Freeman (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Rodney Allen Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Rodney Allen Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested three drug dealers after a large amount of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine was discovered.

According to arrest reports, it began Monday, just before 3 p.m., in the 8800 block of 3rd Street Road, near Lakeridge Drive, where police were conducting surveillance on 32-year-old William Freeman -- a man they describe as, "a known wanted drug trafficker."

William Freeman and his wife, 31-year-old Lanika Freeman, were sitting in a 2011 Dodge Charger parked in a driveway at that location. Police say their 15-year-old son was also in the back seat.

According to arrest reports, police were watching the vehicle, when 42-year-old Rodney Smith showed up and engaged in a hand-to-hand drug transaction with William Freeman.

That's when police detectives approached the vehicle.

Police say Smith had a "large amount of suspected meth," and admitted to getting it from William Freeman.

At that point, police began to search the vehicle. According to arrest reports, officers found a large amount of suspected meth and heroin packaged for sale inside the Charger. The drugs were allegedly hidden in the vehicle's center console, front passenger floorboard and trunk.

Police say they then obtained a search warrant and searched the Freemans' apartment, located in the 5500 block of Delmarra Way, near the intersection of Bardstown Road and S. Hurstbourne Parkway. Inside the apartment, they allegedly found heroin and cocaine packaged for sale, as well as drug paraphernalia, counterfeit bills and a loaded handgun.

All three of the suspects were arrested. William Freeman and Lanika Freeman were charged with -- among other things -- trafficking in heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in cocaine, possession of marijuana and first-degree wanton endangerment, in connection with their teen who was allegedly in the back seat of the vehicle.

Smith has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three of the suspects are currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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