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Norwalk woman arrested on heroin, forgery charges

Scott Seitz2 • May 19, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A Norwalk woman was taken into custody on a number of charges Thursday.

Brooke Deak, of 23 Newton St., Apt. D-9, was arrested by Huron County Sheriff's deputies on a Norwalk police warrant for forgery, along with the additional charges of tampering with evidence, possession of cocaine and possession of heroin.

"We had received information Brooke Deak was traveling to Cleveland to purchase heroin," Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said.

"We knew Brooke was already wanted on a felony warrant out of the Norwalk Police Department so we set up on a route she would be traveling," Querin said.

Assisting at the traffic stop on U.S. 20 were Sheriff Dane Howard, Chief Deputy Ted Patrick, Maj. Mike Cooksey, Lt. Chris Stanfield and the members of the detective bureau.

"Upon stopping her, Ms. Deak threw a suspected heroin syringe out of the window of her vehicle," Querin said.

"There were also heroin-related items seized from the vehicle," he said.

Deputies then headed to Deak's Newton Street residence, where she granted consent to search her apartment.

Officers seized a suspected crack-cocaine pipe, numerous syringes, spoons used to cook heroin and a small amount of suspected heroin.

"Brooke was supplying heroin to individuals in the city of Norwalk," Querin said.

Huron County Children's Services was contacted, Querin said, because children were known to stay at the residence with Deak, though no children were present at the time of her arrest.

"We will continue to step up the enforcement in Huron County," Querin said.

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