Accused huffer, drug thief plead innocent

Cary Ashby • Dec 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Two suspected drug defendants were arraigned Monday and pleaded "not guilty" to their respective charges in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Within two hours of being released from the Huron County Jail on Nov. 24, Miranda L. Fligor, 28, most recently of 56 1/2 Milan Ave., the Norwalk Police Department responded to a possible huffing-related overdose at the residence where she was living. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said officers found the woman passed out in a bathtub.

Fligor, who is on probation through Norwalk Municipal Court, is charged with abusing harmful intoxicants. If convicted of the fourth-degree felony, she faces six to 12 months behind bars.

The defendant must post 10 percent of a $5,000 bond before being released from custody. Defense attorney Jim Sitterly said Fligor plans to live in Milan once she's out of jail.

Her trial is scheduled for Feb. 20.

In another case, Brandy J. Belcher, 36, of 25H Gallup Ave., is prohibited from having any association with her estranged husband if she posts 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo didn't oppose the no-association order. He said Belcher expects to live with her sister in Norwalk once she is out of jail.

"While it is her husband, they are estranged," Longo told the judge, referring to the non-association order.

Belcher is charged with theft of drugs in connection with a Nov. 7 incident. The defendant, who said she has a prior unspecified felony conviction through Erie County, goes to trial Feb. 4.

She and Fligor are subject to random drug screens if they post bond.

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