drugarrest 300 cHENDERSON, Ky. (6/12/18) — Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man on felony drug trafficking charges in the Henderson area this afternoon.

Authorities also charged him with importing heroin following an investigation.

PNTF/HCSO reported receiving information that the driver, identified as 27-year-old Eric Richard Yero, also known as Billy Mains of Henderson, was traveling in a Nissan with heroin packaged for sale. He was followed to a store parking lot off North Green Street. Once out of the vehicle, detectives questioned Yero, who denied having drugs.

When officers reached into his pocket to retrieve his driver’s license, they reported seeing several folded foil packages of heroin in his wallet valued at $1,050.

Detectives revealed Yero stated the heroin packages were for “personal use.”

PNTF reported Yero confessed to purchasing an eighth of an ounce of heroin for $275 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Yero was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (more than 2 grams of heroin) and importing heroin.

Authorities indicated he was being held in Henderson County Jail without bond.

K-9 Aries assisted.

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