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Heroin defendant granted intervention

Cary Ashby • Mar 4, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A Norwalk woman allegedly caught with heroin has been found to be a good candidate for intervention in lieu of being convicted.

That means if Brittney N. Resor, 23, of 56 Simpson Ave., successfully completes substance abuse treatment she won't have a conviction on her record. She is charged with possession of heroin in connection with an Aug. 17 incident.

"We think the co-defendant was the major player," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said about Resor's co-defendant, David A. Burrows, the father of her child.

Burrows, 23, of 47 Welton Ave., pleaded guilty last month to one count of trafficking in heroin for an Aug. 9 incident. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a similar charge in connection with an Aug. 12 offense.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway told Resor that since her involvement seemed to be "tangential," an out-patient program would be appropriate.

After Resor became involved with Burrows, they made trips to Cleveland to get drugs, Leffler said.

"Police used that information to get a search warrant," the prosecutor added. "She had some heroin on her person."

Resor told officers she was holding the drugs for Burrows, Leffler said, because she feared he might take too much heroin and have an overdose.

At Monday's hearing, the judge placed Resor on three years of probation and ordered her to be supervised at a high level. She also must reimburse the Norwalk Police Department $80 to cover the cost of drug testing.

Leffler had requested Resor have no association with Burrows and two male subjects. Resor, who is out on a $5,000 bond, told the judge she is in a relationship with Burrows, but they aren't living together.

"He's a heroin addict. I don't see how it (being around Burrows) will help with her treatment," Leffler said.

Conway didn't place a no-association order on Burrows, but did so with the two other men.

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