Meth user had 'scabs on her face' related to drug use

Norwalk meth lab bust yields additional arrest -- a suspected heroin dealer.
Cary Ashby
Apr 1, 2013

 

Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light has seen the first-hand impact of using methamphetamine. He saw a woman who admitted to using meth for the last two to three months.

"You could see the visual effects on her, with the scabs on her face," Light said.

Samantha J. Reed, 32, of 15 Fruen St., was arrested after Friday's meth lab fire on Bouscay Avenue. She was charged with trafficking in heroin in connection with a separate investigation.

"She just happened to be there," said Detective Sgt. Seth Fry, who assisted Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton with the investigation involving Reed.

"She admitted to using the meth that was cooked at the location," Fry said.

The police chief considers meth "one of the most dangerous drugs out there."

"Even more than heroin," Light said.

More information about this case was published in Monday's Reflector. To read the story, pick up a copy of that issue or subscribe to the e-paper (a complete digital replica of each issue) for less than $1 per week and read it now.

Comments

BlueAngel

slap her on the hand and let her go home.. thats about all that will happen to these people

onegirlarmy

hahaa WOW!!
And no body knows nothing huh!?
Poor kids!

Seriously.

And someone was on here the other day trying to DEFEND the mother that left her 3yr old with these people saying that she had no idea they were doing stuff like this. REALLY?

Why doesn't the city use eminent domain and demolish all of Bouscay for the greater good? That place has been a stain on Norwalk for decades. It attracts roaches and leaches worse than a pile of bloody poo.

haterwalkme

I bet they don't like the meth those junkies run a lot faster than the heroin junkies.i donts know if the meth junkies tell on each as fast as the heroin junkies when they think they got to sit in jail.

dontknowdonttalk

Always knew she was a junkie just like her sister

JessEE

Aren't you nice.

dontknowdonttalk

Yup sure am.

Hrdycb2013

onegirlarmy....Is this the same Sam u were talking about the other day like u knew so much?? I can bet its not!!! U r saying bad things about someone I care about and I dont take kindly to that...so either quit hiding behind ur fake name and let her know who u r so she can tell u bout urself.... or just stop talking about crap u know nothing about...

onegirlarmy

Hrdycb2013...are U in denial?
IDK...is it the same?
I don't associate with junkies.
Congrats U made the news!
Good Luck
I know enough to say Blah

Hrdycb2013

Nope def not...denial about what??? And no its not the same act like u dont.know u screwed up thinking u know so much... idgac about makin the news.. and i dont associate with junkies either sam the one u thought u knew so much about is far from a junkie..and u dont know crap about her sister... i know enough about u to say ur a coward hiding behind a screen name wanna talk about people and call them this and that like u know them and cant even give them the respect to tell u off for being a witch in first place!!! Enough said.. blahh hahha ur funny.... NOTT!!

onegirlarmy

Excuse me?
All I said is it wasn't her 1st rodeo.
Someone has a guilty conscience?
A coincidence on the Sam maybe?
Don't know,don't care.
Glad it's not my kids or grandbabies.
Over my dead body!!!
I'd be holding a battering ram myself!
"Witch" is not what you would be calling me.
And if you know so much,why did you let it go on?
"U" think I'm funny?

JessEE

What's your real name?

Hrdycb2013

Heidi

JessEE

Aren't you hiding if you don't give your full name?

Hrdycb2013

Russell

JessEE

Gotcha.

arnmcrmn

Just more TRASH in Heroin County. Time to change judges.

JessEE

So what is the news story here? The Reflector has taken it upon itself to exploit addicts and people with mental illnesses a lot lately.

vicariouslyAlive

please dont sit here and try to associate mental illnesses with addictions. a person doesnt choose to have downs syndrome or ADHD, those are illnesses. being an addict is the product of pour life choices that are further compounded by a lack of will power. so please, don't for a second get tricked into thinking that addiction and illness are one in the same. the mentally and emotionally challenged people don't choose to keep being challenged, addicts choose their life style. and due to current research on the topic of nature vs. nurture and the genome structure, genetic predisposition plays little to no role in a persons day to day life other than physical traits like hair and eye color, people are more influenced by their life style growing up than the genetic material that they are comprised of. this explains how children removed from a family of addicts at an early enough age stands a good chance of not being an addict themselves, thus furthering the evidence that addiction is not, and should never be classified as an illness.

JessEE

When did I say she had a mental illness?

JessEE

I was speaking of a past non-news article which exploited someone with schizophrenia. You just wasted a lot of time.

JessEE

And whether you think addiction is an illness or not still does not make this story newsworthy. There is no story here.

A.W.U

I.M.O after 28 years clean,this was a worthy article,taking us back a bit to "scare tactic" education on what meth does. Look at this girl,at one time she appears like she was very attractive. Dave made the comment,"worse then heroin",he is right!...Live well and prosper!

JessEE

If that was their goal, then they would have included a "before" picture of her. No story.

betrump

Please site some sources. I try to keep up with this stuff, and have never heard this opinion was now gospel. I'm curious to know when this changed.

vicariouslyAlive

1, we live in norwalk ohio, so anything half way interesting will be news. a meth lab catching on fire in a place well known for drug abuse may not be new news, but it's news none the less.

2, you made it seem as if, by saying both things in the same breath (or in this case sentence) that you classified addiction as a mental illness, and in following comments reaffirm that perceived belief.

3, the second section of the third "zeitgeist" film talks, at length, about there being little connection between genetics and genetic predisposition. if you want more sources on case studies in that area i now grant you permission to use the google search engine... because im assuming that since it seems as if you need directions to new information that you're just waiting for permission to look for it yourself, so again, please feel free to enlighten yourself.

Hrdycb2013

Russell

luvblues2

I have witnessed heroin/opiate and meth users. They scratch until they bleed. The drugs make them itch like crazy. Both of those drugs take someone downhill in a very quick fashion. They don't have the capability of dealing with life. They just know they want more.

arnmcrmn

Lets also not forget the coined term "meth mouth". I have seen this a few times. Every single tooth, nearly rotten to the point of having to have them all extracted.

Heroin and Meth (especially) and crack cocaine and yes even marijuana...basically anything smoked causes the mouth to become very dry and ones appetite for sweets skyrockets. So one will usually bath their mouth with Mt. Dew or Monster Energy Drinks..etc all day and night, not brush and ruin their entire mouth in months.

betrump

I have no doubt you've witnessed this. No doubt at all.

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