Authorities say suspect on home incarceration found with suitcase full of drugs
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities say a Louisville man who was supposed to be on home incarceration was arrested after he was found walking on Rockford Lane with a suitcase full of drugs.
According to a news release, 29-year-old Christopher Brandon was supposed to be confined to his apartment in the 4900 block of Saddlebrook Lane, off Rockford Lane. Court documents indicate that Brandon has previously been charged with trafficking in controlled substances and indecent exposure.
But just after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Louisville Metro Department of Corrections officials say they received an alert that Brandon's home incarceration bracelet had been tampered with.
As jail officials were on their way to Brandon's apartment to check on him, they allegedly spotted him walking on Rockford Lane dragging a large suitcase. When authorities searched that suitcase, they say they found two one-gallon milk jugs containing "an unknown liquid," seven smaller bags containing an "unknown substance" that was frozen, more than 170 grams of suspected methamphetamine, more than 270 grams of suspected heroin and roughly 680 grams of "an unknown brown powdery substance."
Authorities say Brandon had cut his ankle bracelet before leaving his apartment. According to GPS telemetry still transmitting from the bracelet, it should have been somewhere close to a nearby dumpster, but police were unable to find it.
The GPS charger was found in the dumpster, but authorities failed to retrieve it due to "filth and garbage."
Brandon was arrested and charged with second-degree escape, fleeing or evading police, tampering with prisoner monitoring device, theft by failure to make required disposition of property, trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and trafficking in a controlled substance (unspecified drug).
He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
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