Man arrested with large amount of powdered cocaine

First-degree felony charge filed because a child was present during drug raid.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Mar 1, 2013

The METRICH Enforcement Unit and Willard Police Department initiated a drug trafficking case in early January against several people who were accused of selling powdered cocaine.

During the investigation, a large amount of cocaine was seized from Lorenzo Nunez Jr., 35, who was living at 4 Front St., Willard, police said.

Nunez, in 2007, was arrested on a charge of trafficking in cocaine.

On Tuesday, Willard officers, federal investigators from the U.S. Border Patrol and a canine officer from the state Highway Patrol conducted a search warrant at the Front Street residence. The search warrant had been signed by Norwalk Municipal Court Judge John Ridge.

During the search, the officers seized more than $1,300 in U.S. currency as well as suspected heroin and heroin paraphernalia. There were three adults and one juvenile in the apartment at the time of the search. The juvenile was removed by Huron County Children Services.

The suspect, Nunez, was arrested and charged with trafficking in powdered cocaine. Due to the amount of drugs involved and that a juvenile was present, the offense is a first-degree felony. After his arrest, Nunez was transported to the Willard police station.

Nunez must post a $50,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

The METRICH office in Mansfield supplied the funds used in the case as well as other technical assistance. The U.S. Border Patrol investigators assisted in interpreting during the questioning of several suspects. METRICH is a 10-county drug task force.

The evidence was taken to the Mansfield police lab for analysis and the reports were sent to the Willard Law Director's Office for the consideration of charges. The drug trafficking case is still being investigated.

Comments

whopper2011

Big F*&%ing Surprise! Another One from Willard

Yall Make Me Sick

Lord help them it's a family affair!

Yall Make Me Sick

Wow junkies way to keep Willard's name in the paper! Smh!

arnmcrmn

Boot these people out of this county forever.

willardman90

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Uputwhatwhere7

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

optimistic041

Willardman = loser

happyfeet64

Who are you referring to as "you people"? And who the hell do you think you are to even say that? "You people" please show your white trash uneducated mentality even more!! Glad I am a proud educated woman with a lot of respect for myself and others to not fall into simple ignorant propaganda like others around here!

Uputwhatwhere7

I was responding to Willard man who deleted his post. Yeah. Hardly am I white trash. He was saying to free his people. Tired of all the drugs around here and the judges allowing them to walk. Wish I has majored in law in college so I could run for judge and punish these idiots to the fullest extent.

queenjhb

When covicted ,round him up ,head to Mexico,introduce him to drug leaders ,he can be big drug boss ,probably not, keep your drugs out of here,go away for ever.

kURTje

Glad I left Willard.

mouse11

This creep has been dealing drugs in willard for a very long time!! He must of stopped working for the cops and that's probably why they busted him..

Mr. Touchdown

He will be out in no time & I doubt if he will resort to picking radishes to make a living when he gets out!

mouse11

So where is the cocaine and how much was it.the world will never know because by the time the police are done taking what they want a pound will be a gram.