Louisville Firefighter Faces Drug Charges
LOUISVILLE, KY - A Louisville firefighter has been arrested after police say they found 31 pounds of marijuana, guns, cash and drug paraphernalia in his home. Officers served a search warrant on the home of 45-year-old Sgt. Willie McBride Jr. on Tuesday. McBride is free on bond after being charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to an arrest citation, officers found a "large quantity" of marijuana, several guns, including a shotgun and 40-caliber Glock pistol, and more than $400 in McBride's pocket. Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told The Courier-Journal that officers received information that McBride was involved with drug activity.
He will be arraigned in Jefferson District Court on July 10. Fire Department spokesman Capt. Sal Melendez said officials were aware of the arrest.