Herald advertising manager arrested for trafficking controlled substance

Sidney Wahle

Herald Staff

Louisville senior Sidney Wahle, the Herald’s advertising manager, was arrested today and charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, which is a Class D felony.

He was also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of legend drugs, which are drugs that require a prescription, according to the police citation. 

Wahle was arrested at 12:04 p.m. today at his residence. There was a car collision in front of the residence in which a parked car was hit. One of the officers investigating was looking for the owner of the parked car and knocked on Wahle’s door. One of Wahle’s roommates opened the door and the officer smelled marijuana.

Alexander Gonzalez, one of Wahle’s roommates, got a citation for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police obtained a search warrant and searched the residence and found mason jars containing marijuana in the living room and kitchen.

In the living room, next to the mason jar, there were several plastic bags, a digital scale, a marijuana grinder and a bong.

Wahle told police that the mason jars and marijuana were his.

When Wahle’s room was searched, the police located a safe with a large amount of money in small bills. They also found more marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and six pills. Wahle told the police it was Vyvanse; he did not have a prescription for the pills.

Wahle was also arrested on Sunday for public intoxication. A bouncer at Tidball’s called police when he was causing problems and wouldn’t leave when asked, according to the police citation. 

Chuck Clark, director of Student Publications, said he, along with the rest of the staff, was shocked to hear about this.

“We don’t tolerate this kind of activity and if it proves to be true, I’ll be deeply disappointed,” Clark said. “We do hold the student and professional staff members at Student Publications to a higher standard.” 

The Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.