Norwalk teen-ager accused of selling heroin, placed in detention center

A 17-year-old Milan Avenue boy is accused of selling heroin over the weekend near his home, Huron County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Mushett said. The Norwalk Police Department arrested the boy in connection with a Milan Avenue incident Sunday, Mushett said. He was charged with trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony if committed by an adult.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

A 17-year-old Milan Avenue boy is accused of selling heroin over the weekend near his home, Huron County Juvenile Court Administrator Chris Mushett said.

The Norwalk Police Department arrested the boy in connection with a Milan Avenue incident Sunday, Mushett said. He was charged with trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony if committed by an adult.

During a detention hearing Monday, Judge Timothy Cardwell had the suspect placed in the Erie County Juvenile Detention Center. The boy requested a court-appointed attorney to represent him at further hearings.

Mushett said the boy's arrest had "a lot of similarities" to an incident Sunday night in which officers arrested New London resident Pelmer Owens, 47, of 57 W. Washburn St., in connection with selling heroin near the St. Paul social hall.

Owens is being held at the Huron County Jail on a $20,000 bond on two counts of trafficking in heroin, fourth-degree felonies. If convicted, Owens faces six to 18 months in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Owens is accused of selling "numerous booms of heroin," Detective Sgt. Todd Temple said Monday. The New London man is further accused of transporting the heroin in a Ford Thunderbird which officers seized, along with more than $1,800, after they used a search warrant.

Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Bob McLaughlin said the boy's arrest is not related to Owens' apprehension.