Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Shepherdsville man has been arrested and charged with trafficking and other felony drug charges after law enforcement officials found him at a local Subway restaurant, according to a press release from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Larry Christopher Geralds (42) was located at the local sandwich eatery on Tuesday, September 24th along with his vehicle, officials said. As part of an earlier investigation where he was a suspect in multiple crimes committed in Edmonson County, Geralds had been sought by the sheriff's office, according to the release.
The sheriff's office reported that as officers were outside waiting for Geralds to exit, Geralds somehow made his way behind the building and hid behind an air conditioner unit until the store closed where he had fallen asleep.
The press release stated that law enforcement made contact with Geralds, who then stated he was homeless and the suspected vehicle on site wasn't his; however, officers reported that Gerald’s wallet and driver’s license was found inside the vehicle, along with drug paraphernalia commonly used for smoking methamphetamine in plain view of officers.
Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit "Tango" arrived on scene and indicated that drugs were in the vehicle, according to the sheriff's office. A search of the vehicle produced suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and suspected Buprenorphine Hydrochloride, Naloxone Hydrochloride, and Opana ER (oxymorphone).
In relation to the incident with Geralds at Subway, he was charged with:
The sheriff's office said they also discovered that Geralds had an active Parole Warrant for Absconding Parole Supervision and Use of Controlled Substance—Methamphetamine.
Geralds was arrested on scene and lodged in Hart County Jail. Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Brownville City Police.
This is an ongoing investigation, with further charges pending, according to the sheriff's office.
*the zip code 40165 was listed as Gerald's address on the Hart County Jail inmate listing