Sheriff Greg Speck reports the arrest of Michael Ray Hardy, age 47, of Oregon Avenue
in Louisville, Kentucky for drug related offenses.
On May 23, 2022, at 12:15 AM, Deputies were dispatched to the three thousand block of
Grundy Road. While at the residence, Sergeant Branson Patterson, Deputy Ryan Jones, and
Deputy Preston Pitman were told of a Blue Chrysler 300 that was driving back and forth in front
of the residence. The Deputies learned that the last time the vehicle passed the residence;
someone saw a firearm outside of one of the windows of the vehicle. The Deputies observed
what they thought was the same Chrysler 300 Series driving past. Deputy Jones got behind the
car and after contacting 911 Dispatch for information, he stopped the car. Sergeant Patterson
and Deputy Pitman arrived at the traffic stop and got out with Deputy Jones. Trooper Adam
Childress arrived on the scene to assist with the investigation.
During the traffic stop and the follow-up investigation, the Deputies located the following
• An unlabeled medication bottle containing a clear plastic baggie with
approximately 10.84 grams of a power-like substance suspected to be Heroin. In
this bottle were also nine (9) yellow pills identified as Clonazepam (Klonopin), an
• A clear plastic baggie containing fifteen (15) white pills identified as
Hydrocodone and three (3) grayish pills identified as Oxycodone. These drugs
are Schedule II drugs and are usually prescribed for pain management.
• A clear plastic baggie containing approximately 3.20 grams of white crystal-like
substance suspected to be Methamphetamine.
• An unlabeled medication bottle that contained 132 pills identified as Oxycodone,
ninety-one (91) pills identified as Hydrocodone, and eleven (11) pills identified as
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid). All these drugs are Schedule II and usually
prescribed for pain management.
• A clear glass pipe containing suspected residue.
Deputies also located and seized $14,599 in U.S. currency, a Glock 27 handgun, and a
.223/5.56 Caliber AR Pistol. The vehicle was seized by the Sheriff’s Office and impounded.
All illegal drugs were logged into evidence at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. The
suspected drug evidence will be submitted to the lab for examination. All monies and weapons
seized were logged into the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Evidence Room.
Michael Ray Hardy was arrested and charged with the following:
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (greater than 2
grams of Heroin but less than 100 grams of Heroin) (Enhancement)
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense – (greater than 2
grams of Methamphetamine) (Enhancement)
• Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense – Drug
Unspecified (Enhancement) (Three (3) Counts
• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The trafficking charges could be enhanced, if Hardy is convicted, because of the firearms
in close proximity to the illegal drugs.
Michael Hardy was transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center, where he
remains lodged as of this press release.
Michael Hardy was arraigned in Pulaski District Court this morning with a preliminary
hearing set for June 1, 2022.
This investigation continues by Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Greg Speck asked that if you have any information about drug activity or any
crime, contact our office at 606-678-5145. You can remain anonymous. If you go to the
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office website at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com/tip.php, it gives you
three options to submit anonymous tips.