'Heroin house' raid leads to 4 indictments

Police say residents of Norwalk house are "known heroin addicts."
Aaron Krause
Jan 11, 2013


A Huron County grand jury has indicted four people connected to a Norwalk "heroin house" raided by police last month.

Cory B. Smith, 24, of 40 Corwin St., was arrested at 14 E. Harkness St. in early December after police used a search warrant there.

"It's a heroin house," Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said about the Harkness Street residence.

Police said officers had received information about people selling and using heroin by the residents there. Authorities obtained a warrant from Norwalk Municipal Court Judge John Ridge and used it during the raid.

"(Smith was at the premises when they did the search," Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said.

On Friday, Smith was indicted on three counts of burglary, three counts of theft, one count of theft of a firearm and one count of safecracking.

Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said Smith and the other people who were staying there -- Devin S. Espinoza, 26; Roger L. Mock, 31; Mariha S. Estadt, 27; and her boyfriend, Robert W. Stewart, 32 -- are "all known heroin addicts."

The detective said the suspects have been traveling to Cleveland to buy heroin.

On Friday, Espinoza was indicted on one count of possession of heroin and one count of tampering with evidence.

Robert W. Stewart was indicted on one count of permitting drug abuse.

And a third person listing his address as 14 E. Harkness St., 30-year-old Roy A. Stewart III, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in heroin.

On Friday, grand jurors also indicted:

n Robert E. Davis, 25, of 49 Jefferson St., on one count of receiving stolen property.

n Jaquelyn D. Faulkner, 23, of 507 Quail Creek Drive, Willard, on one count of trafficking in marijuana with a vehicle specification.

n Erica L. Trushel, 42, of 23 Westwood Drive, New London, on one count of complicity to burglary.

n Kevin J. Loyer, 36, of 4530 Gibbs Road, on one count of possession of heroin and one count of burglary.

n Zachary J. Mesenburg, 21, of 95 Woodlawn Ave., on two counts of trafficking in suboxone.

n Eugene A. Stallard, 32, of 2190 E. U.S. 20, Monroeville, on one count of aggravated robbery.

n Mollie R. Warner, 20, of 27 Woodlawn Ave., on one count of identity theft.



how disappointing.


eugene stallard had it rough from birth. his mom and dad been to prison they r also drug addicts. his whole family are junkies. the whole family could use mental health and drug help.


The neighbours are telling that these people and the others who stayed at 14 Harkness have been evicted. For some reason none of the residents have been charged in the burglaries even though the stolen items were there.


We're gonna need more CBCF's!




It is a safe bet to say that the majority of Norwalk contains "all known heroin addicts."

HS Sports Fan

I hear Norwalk is now a haven for heroin. I never would have guessed Norwalk would turn out like or worse than Sandusky. What happens to this town next?

swiss family

Judge Conway is not punishing any of the heroin dealers.. so they are all flocking here.....good job Judge


i live in this town and im not a heroin dealer/addict!never will be!something has to change!

Brock Lee

new judge