Drug trafficking suspect being considered for intervention

Woman accused of selling prescription medication could avoid a conviction is she participates in a substance abuse program.
Cary Ashby
Mar 26, 2013

A Norwalk woman accused of selling prescription medication to a confidential informant could participate in a substance abuse program instead of being convicted.

Rachel Mock, 28, of 40 Oakwood Drive, has an April 19 appointment at Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services. Defense attorney Tim Dempsey said those substance abuse and psychological evaluations will give the court more information on how to proceed with the case.

Mock is charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs, all in connection with a Jan. 29 controlled drug buy.

Her indictment, which was filed Feb. 1, alleges she used a two-door Ford sedan to commit one of the suspected offenses. When Mock was booked into the Huron County Jail, corrections officers recovered $85 from her; Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton has said that amount included $55 Mock reportedly received from the informant during the buy.

Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny handled Monday's hearing in Huron County Common Pleas Court. Pokorny was assigned to the case due to a conflict of interest since Judge Jim Conway is friends with Mocks' parents.

Probation officer Dexter Chandler told the court he would do a "short interview" with Mock, who also must submit to a drug screen.

Pokorny told Mock he wouldn't hesitate to revoke her bond if she associates with a known felon, part of the terms of her bond.

The judge, who didn't elaborate on who that person is, encouraged Mock to use good judgment "24 hours a day."

"You have a lot at stake," Pokorny said, referring to Mock's lack of a criminal record.

Mock, who is out on bond, is subject to random drug screens.

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