Heroin defendant pleads innocent

Cops say suspect was caught with the drug during traffic stop.
Cary Ashby
Dec 5, 2012


A former Norwalk resident entered a "not guilty" plea to possessing heroin in his wallet.

Shaun M. O'Donnell, 28, of East Palestine, is charged with the fifth-degree felony in connection with an Aug. 2 traffic stop by Norwalk Police Officer Zack O'Neil. O'Donnell was southbound on Ontario Street before being stopped on St. Mary's Street.

"He was driving on a suspended license and (O'Neil) pulled him over for that," Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said shortly afterward.

Authorities said the officer found powdered heroin inside a small piece of folded paper in a sealed, clear plastic bag in O'Donnell's wallet and also seized two needles.

O'Donnell was released the day after the traffic stop, having posted a $5,000 bond at the Huron County Jail. He is subject to random drug screens. His trial is scheduled for Feb. 26.


swiss family

I believe him... he doesn't look like a heroin user to me...

Paranoid Illusion

Guilty of anorexia, maybe....

swiss family

I would not have guessed him at 28 yrs old...


I bet he doesn't have hepatitus or aids. Hes prolly one of those clean users that sterilizes the needles with a lighter before he sticks them in his neck. He looks pretty healthy.