Heroin defendant applies for drug intervention

Cary Ashby • Mar 10, 2014 at 9:20 AM

A Wakeman woman accused of possessing heroin will be applying for intervention in lieu of being convicted.

That means if Marjorie L. Carroll, 34, of 4475 Seminary St., Wakeman, successfully completes a program at an approved treatment program, she wouldn't have a conviction on her record. She was ordered Thursday to set up appointments with the local drug court program coordinator and for substance abuse assessment. Her suspected co-defendant, Rick J. Yoder, 41, of the same address, is going through the same process.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said Thursday he and the state don't have any objection to Carroll being placed into the intervention program.

Carroll and Yoder each are charged with possession of heroin in connection with a Sept. 16 incident.

Deputies from the Huron County Sheriff's Office and officers from the Monroeville and New London police departments used a nighttime search warrant at their home. Workers with Huron County Children Services also were there.

Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin has said concerned citizens reported two Seminary Street residents traveled to Cleveland to purchase heroin. Seminary Street is located off Fitchville River Road.

Authorities seized several suspected balloons of heroin, syringes and spoons with alleged drug residue from the residence.

"An 11-year-old boy was placed in the care of a family member due to heroin abuse at the residence," Querin said soon after Carroll and Yoder were arrested.

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