Drug paraphernalia found during Norwalk traffic stop

Cary Ashby • Aug 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM

A woman who reportedly failed to dim her headlights was found with several pieces of suspected drug paraphernalia and two unprescribed tablets during a Norwalk traffic stop.

Nora E. Urich, 28, of 706 Fitchville River Road, New London, was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, a DUI refusal and failure to dim headlights. The charges are in connection with a traffic stop by Sgt. Jacob Tidaback, of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post, at 3 a.m. Sunday on Main Street south of Old State Road.

Tidaback, according to his report, said he found the following items in Urich's purse: Two Alprazolan tablets, a glass pipe with suspected marijuana residue, a snorting straw and two clear wrappers, both of which reportedly had suspected drug residue. The patrol had the items submitted to its lab for testing.

The results of Urich's urine sample are pending. The patrol reported she has a prior DUI conviction in 2009.

In a separate traffic stop, Stephen Wicker, 44, of 51 Corwin St., was stopped in connection with going left of center on Westwind Drive near Cline Street and reportedly had a blood-alcohol content level that tested nearly three times the legal limit. Trooper Jeremy Albert made the traffic stop at 1:29 a.m. Thursday.

Wicker was charged with DUI and going left of center. According to the trooper's report, the driver had a BAC of .214 percent. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

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