Man arrested for heroin, DUI

By Matt Lasley mlasley@civitasmedia.com

June 28, 2014

A Brownsville man was arrested for possession of heroin and other charges by the Leitchfield Police Department last week.

According to LPD Detective Kevin Smith, on Friday, June 20, Leitchfield police officers observed a vehicle sitting on the side of the off ramp located at the 107 mile marker on the westbound side of the Western Kentucky Parkway.

When officers approached the vehicle to see if the operator needed assistance, officers observed drug paraphernalia and other items in the vehicle, Smith said.

The operator of the vehicle, Carl Gedling, 25, of Brownsville, KY, was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, 1st Offense; Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to an LPD arrest citation, Gedling allegedly was in possession of 0.01 gram of heroin, valued at $100, at the time of his arrest.

Gedling was transported by police to the Grayson County Detention Center, where he is currently still lodged on a $7,500 cash bond.

This case is currently still under investigation.