Cops: Norwalk man caught with cocaine

Cary Ashby • Jul 9, 2014 at 1:42 PM

A Norwalk man facing a drug charge appeared in Norwalk Municipal Court on Monday.

Larry A. Long Jr., 39, of 25 Lee St., is charged with possession of cocaine. Norwalk police investigated the suspected April 28 incident. Officers arrested him on the warrant at 3:22 p.m. Sunday and transported him to the Huron County Jail.

"The defendant was cooperative with the investigation," Christophel said.

Long, who was convicted of burglary in 2008, said he hasn't worked since about early April.

"I have been in a drug rehabilitation facility," he told Judge Eric Weisenburger.

As a condition of his $5,000 bond, Long is prohibited from possessing or using alcohol or any "substance of abuse." His preliminary hearing is July 16.

In another case, James D. Lacey, 56, of 22 W. Main St., Greenwich, is charged with tampering with evidence. He, too, was in court Monday.

If convicted of the third-degree felony, he faces nine months to three years in prison.

When the Huron County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve an unspecified warrant on another suspect Sunday, deputies reported seeing Lacey hide some suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia under a mattress, Christophel said.

"He does have a prior felony conviction," the prosecutor told the judge, referring to a 2012 trafficking in heroin charge.

Lacey, whose preliminary hearing is July 17, was given a $10,000 bond with a 10-percent provision. He is prohibited from having or using alcohol or any "substance of abuse."

The judge appointed the Huron County Public Defender's Office to represent each suspect.

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