A Louisville man was arrested Monday night during a traffic stop on Hustonville Road.
Boyle County Deputy Sheriff Derek Robbins stopped a vehicle driven by Ryan Spaw, 21, of Louisville.
Sheriff Marty Elliott said Spaw was wanted in Louisville for parole violation.
“A canine was deployed and sniffed the exterior of the vehicle,” Elliott said, adding the search led to the passenger door.
Multiple syringes and a spoon containing possible heroin residue was found, Elliott said.
“The driver of the vehicle admitted to being a drug user and pretty much identified what the drug was,” he said.
Elliott said heroin is becoming a widespread issue in the state and its use has increased greatly in Boyle County over the last six months.
The drug is cheaper and easier to get than narcotics, which are now being heavily monitored. But Elliott said users of heroin rarely make a comeback after becoming addicted.
“The people I’ve talked with that use the drug say you never really stop being addicted to heroin,” he said. “It’s that powerful.”
Spaw was arrested on charges of parole violation and possession of drug paraphernalia, while police wait for testing of the drug to return. He was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center where he will await transfer back to Jefferson County.