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Confidential informant testifies -- briefly

Cary Ashby • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The confidential informant answered the only two questions the prosecutor asked him Tuesday.

Using an interpreter, the man provided his name and date of birth.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway earlier had sworn in the informant, interpreter and advised the informant of his rights. At the beginning of the hearing, the judge said the proceeding was to establish "the identity and the background of the confidential informant."

After Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff asked the man his name and date of birth, co-defense attorneys Beau Harvey and Allison Lawrence declined to ask the witness any questions.

The defendant, Lorenzo Nunez Jr., 35, of 410 E. Walton St., Lot 54, Willard, faces multiple felonies. He is charged with four counts of trafficking in cocaine in connection with incidents on Jan. 17, Feb. 15, 22 and 26, 2013. He also faces one charge of possession of criminal tools stemming from a Feb. 26, 2013 offense.

Nunez, who was indicted in April 2013, earlier posted a $50,000 bond. His trial is scheduled for Tuesday and there is a further, final pre-trial hearing the day before that.

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