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Driver, passenger charged with heroin-related charges

Cary Ashby • Aug 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

A driver and his passenger face heroin-related charges in connection with a Norwalk traffic stop this weekend.

Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Kaufman initiated the traffic stop due to an equipment violation near the intersection of Bouscay and Whittlesey avenues about 4:50 p.m. Friday.

The deputy spoke with the driver, Jamie A. Brant, 27, of 39 N. Pleasant St., and his passenger, Joshua D. Risner, 41, of 252 Monroe St., Monroeville. Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said after Kaufman conducted a short interview with Risner, he determined the man reportedly had a small amount of powdered heroin in his pocket.

Risner was charged with possession of heroin and transported to the Huron County Jail. He must post a $5,000 bond before being released from custody.

Brant was charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument and driving with a suspended license.

"He had a needle used to inject heroin in the vehicle," Patrick said.

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