Accused pill dealer in court

Cary Ashby • Apr 22, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A female suspect arrested on a drug-related secret indictment in February was in court Monday.

Leeanne M. Sigley, 32, of 80 Benedict Ave., has a trial date of May 20 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. She is charged with two counts of trafficking in hydrocodone, both in connection with 2013 incidents -- April 22 and June 24.

Attorneys haven't started any plea negotiations.

"We haven't talked yet, but the state is open," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.

Sigley's attorney, Huron County Public Defender David Longo, has until Monday to file any motions on the case.

In late February, the Norwalk Police Department arrested Sigley and three other suspects within about 6 1/2 hours on drug-related secret indictments. A grand jury issues a secret indictment when authorities believe a suspect might flee the area.

Detective Sgt. Seth Fry coordinated the controlled drug buys reportedly involving Sigley. Fry said the suspect allegedly was selling prescription pills.

After Sigley's arrest, she was transported to the Huron County Jail. Judge Jim Conway later released Sigley on a personal recognizance bond. That means she signed a court document in which she promised to appear for subsequent hearings and didn't have to pay any money.

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