Stop nets 300 pounds of dope

Huron County Chief Deputy Bob Sutherland grunted as he used a crow bar to open one of the wooden crates. Sutherland and Deputy Randy Chase were opening four crates, about 3 feet tall by 2 feet wide, in the sheriff's office garage just hours after a U.S. 250 traffic stop Thursday afternoon north of Milan. In the reinforced crates were eight large packages of marijuana, wrapped in several layers of plastic.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

Huron County Chief Deputy Bob Sutherland grunted as he used a crow bar to open one of the wooden crates.

Sutherland and Deputy Randy Chase were opening four crates, about 3 feet tall by 2 feet wide, in the sheriff's office garage just hours after a U.S. 250 traffic stop Thursday afternoon north of Milan. In the reinforced crates were eight large packages of marijuana, wrapped in several layers of plastic.

"There have been two (bundles) in each of them," Chase said while unloading.

"Here's a big turkey here," Sutherland said, pulling one package out of a crate.

Authorities estimated the dope itself weighs between 250 and 300 pounds. Officers also seized five cell phones and about $300 in cash during the traffic stop.

Capt. Bob McLaughlin said the drugs were sent from Phoenix.

"We received a search warrant from (Norwalk Municipal Court) Judge John Ridge based on the indication from a canine there was a controlled substance in there, also based on ... information from Toledo," he explained.

Three Toledo men were arrested as a result of the drug bust: Marcos Jacos Jr., 34; Carlos C. Torres, 30; and John E. Nunley Jr., 35. Each were charged with trafficking in marijuana, a fifth-degree felony, punishable by six months to one year in prison.

The following agencies were involved in the arrests: the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Ohio Bureau of Identification and Investigation (BCI&I), and Immigration Custom Enforcement. Also participating were the Huron County Sheriff's Office, Norwalk Police Department and the drug units from the Sandusky Police Department and Ottawa County.

About 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Phoenix Police Department called Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton, saying they had "run a dog around the crate ... and hit on it." Fulton said the officers then gave him the shipping information.

"They (the suspects) left there Monday night ... from Arizona," he said.

"Jim referred the Phoenix officers to me because it was in the county," McLaughlin said.

Prior to the traffic stop, McLaughlin and Fulton rode in McLaughlin's undercover vehicle while following a tan Dodge Durango with temporary license plates heading north on U.S. 250. McLaughlin said the Durango driver was following a black Chevrolet pickup truck with Lucas County plates, driven by Nunley's brother, who was not charged Thursday.

DEA and BCI&I agents stopped the pickup truck, which had the wooden crates in the bed.

"Because we were in Erie County, we contacted the Erie County Sheriff's Office and they provided a place to conduct an interview," McLaughlin said, referring to the Milan Township fire station.

Deputies later brought both vehicles back to Huron County, where they began the unloading and inventorying process. All three suspects were taken to the Huron County Jail to await bond hearings.

McLaughlin expects the investigation to net additional arrests.

Comments

Re: from whats ...

Your comments were removed because you are not intelligent enough to have a discussion without being belligerent.

TO THE REFLECTO...

You can remove my last comment if you would, please. I put out to much info. I guess as someone said, "I'm not to intelligent." It could very well cause more innocent people to become "someones" victim. I can not call the reflector as its not my story to tell and will only cause more grief, for the victim and their family. So please remove the comment from earlier, asap. The victim didn't want anyone to know but I couldn't hold it in because am outraged about it. I am the only person who was confided in about this. The only others who know are the guilty ones involved. Please remove this comment also, if you would. Thank You

Reflector Staff...

Two comments have been removed at their author's request.

pope otomus (An...

man , thank goodness that they were able to stop this drug ring , i am happy that the law was on top of this , so now there will be less "pot" on the streets , i hope that they can do the same for all the illegal chemicals that come in here too . good work guys

Pain in the Gas...

Shut up swiss guzzler pope. You give the word 'tool' a whole new meaning. If you weren't sooo stupid and change your terrible typing habits, I would not be able to point you out so quickly! Dope!

just wondering ...

what is a tool??

RE: just wonder...

Swiss family and gas guzzler.

I would (Anonymous)

Link you to a website which describes it, but you would ignore like you did when we told you how the gas scam was a farce.

swiss family .....

a tool is something that everyone has,that they treasure,that they lock up in it's own box,specifically made to hold it,you never loan out your tool,because you are afraid that someone will not return it!a tool must be more valuable than money,because you lend money out,but not your tools.and you give your money out and recieve different money back in return,but this isn't true with tools , you always want to keep your own tools, you don't want your tools to mix with anyone elses,so you see,the best definition of a tool is something that you cherish,and hold more precious than gold

My god (Anonymous)

what are you? middle-aged, just got a computer online for the first time? Nothing to do at home all day while the kids are at school and your husband sleep around on you?

RE; My god (Ano...

Whether you are right or not, you are just fueling the fire... Some people like to here themselves talk, when nobody listens, they stop. But if you keep arguing they're going to keep coming back... ignore Swiss Cake Rolls and eventually they will stop posting

just wondering ...

I still don't get it. If you go back in reference to you being called a "tool" it makes no sense in comparison to your definition. Maybe I better stop reading these comment pages. Most of them are not even related to the orginal story that is to be commented on??
p.s. I do get a few good laughs though, once in awhile, lol.

Pain in the Gas...

To 'I would', yeah, swiss family, gas guzzler, whoever they are today ignores all helpful information and just lives to post stupid comments on here. And you are on the right track, a 'tool' and a 'box' go together like a hand in glove. And to 'Just wondering', we are kinda on the same topic, the article is on dope, and swiss IS a dope, so...

Thankful (Anonymous)

To the people commenting on the physical shape of the law enforcement community: Yes, A job such as law enforcement, fire department etc., anything where the job is one which needs to be made not only effectively, but also efficiently at least in the sense of time, physical shape of the job holder should be of utmost importance. But to use that against Deputy Bob Sutherland as some have been doing appears to be a sign of ignorance or at least of time having passed since seeing Deputy Bob Sutherland. The strides he has made in the last 5 years or so have been absolutely amazing for the better. He has taken very good care of himself exceptionally well in the physical fitness category, be it because of the loss of his wife in 2003, or the loss of his Mom (well, step-mom to be exact) in early 2006. To try and sound concerned about the pysical fitness of law enforcement and the use Deputy Bob Sutherland as an example shows thay likely you may just hold a grudge against Sutherland(s).

Marine mom (Ano...

I did comment on the physical fitness of the members of the dept. but I did not mention anyone specifically . I have nothing against any of the Sutherlands or any other dept member I was just making a comment about the possible problems with doing their jobs if they are not physically able to do them. Nothing more.

pope otomus (An...

re:pain in the gas , you are really showing everyone how misinformed you are. a tool and a box do go together like a hand and a glove. so what was your point?and your views on the price of gas in norwalk,are foolish. I WILL GO OUT OF TOWN TO GET MINE,ESPECIALLY IF I CAN BUY IT 45 CENTS CHEAPER BY DRIVING TO MONROEVILLE.you are correct though,the story is about dope. is the pot calling the kettle black here?or what

Pain in the Gas...

Gas is 72 cents a gallon in Costa Rica. Go! Run, Forrest, RUN!

heads in the sa...

For you all to think that there is no serious drug problem in huron county, you all have your heads in the sand. Even quiet,peaceful holmes county with all the Amish is the meth-amphetimine capital of the state! The Amish are the biggest suppliers! You all need to wake up to the fact that ALL drugs are EVERYWHERE in this state and your kids are not immune! Yes,people are stealing to feed there drug habit,but the mid to upper class kids get theirs from their allowance or debit-credit cards. This problem permeates all classes. If you think for one minute that your child is immune to this drug problem then you are a fool and will be attending an intervention or criminal trial or worse,a funeral. Just look up some of this stuff that your kids look up online. I grew up in the 70's and thought I knew it all.......HA.......there is a whole new era of drug use that would "rock your world"!! Our kids are not safe from drugs just because they live in huon county,ohio. They are probably more susceptible because you all refuse to believe there is a problem,therefore they can do it right under your noses. Wake -up!

Did you just sa...

the amish are supplying crystal meth??? MUUUUUUWWAHHHAHHHAHAHHHAHHA!!!!!
Do youknow just how ignorant you sound. "Hey pull over by that horse, I need some smack"

to heads in the...

I agree with you 99%. Amish-meth-crack-doubt it. But then what a great cover it would be. Who would ever suspect?? But you will get know where trying to tell a few of these closed minded people that we, heroin county, have a drug problem. I see alot of young people on my space from this area and guess what they put as their hometowns, or I should say mostly the ones from Willard, Herointown or heroin county. That is scarey since alot I have seen are 12 thru 18 year olds. So explain that one to the ones of you who think there is no drug problem?

sally boniva (A...

my osteorperosis is acting up again , and my boniva doesnt seem to be working , where in amish country,can i score some crack?lolol

sky king (Anonymous)

I remember like it was yesterday...in the early '70's the Huron Co. High Sheriff repeatedly said there was no drug problem in this county. We, of course, agreed...there was no problem getting whatever drug you wanted. Today law enforcement is very aware of the drug situation since it is connected with a large part of the crime here.

Pain in the Gas...

The Amish are big supply and demand when it comes to the underground world of drugs. Sad but true.

Please... (Anon...

Drug problem in the county or not... The Amish people are not dealing drugs. Anyone who believes that garbage, turn in your keyboard and never tell anyone anything what you think...ever. Also please stop having sex, the prospect of you further polluting the gene pool with your ignorance is downright frightening.

swiss family......

I have heard that the amish are really the ones who bring the drugs in locally , i know some amish and they told me that they hide it in the horses hooves.they told me that amish horses only have 3 real hooves , and 1 is fake, with a secret compartment inside to hide , and transport all of the illegal drugs! and they have been getting away with it for years , also look under the women's bonnets .. you would be surprised what they hide in there !!here's a clue though!! where do you think all of the illegal weapons come from ?

ged (Anonymous)

the amish transporting drugs. hahahahaha good one

OK, we're wrong...

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

With all the (A...

Super informed closely connected, incredibly intelligent people on here who obviously know where and how to score drugs and from whom, its a miracle the the Sheriff dept./ NPD, haven't been able to crack this mysterious code and take down the obvious veritable pipeline of drugs running through Amish country into downtown Norwalk. I mean the lot of you make it seem like the ins and out of the drug scene are pretty much common knowledge, so its baffling to me how law enforcement does not pick up and take down these pushers........ unless of course you are full of crap and once again regurgitating the same worn out bs, that a friend of a friend told you a few months back and your feeble mind interpreted as indeed fact and thus you resubmit us repeatedly too because even though more reasonable people try to help you see the error of your ways, that same feeble mind refuses to entertain the possibility that you may in fact, inexplicably be wrong . Hint Hint. Question things when people tell you something, you may just gett smarter because of it.

Mr. Yoder (Anon...

I don't think our boys are runnin' any dope to Norwalk in a buggy - we use vans now. More horse-power and they don't poop so much. Rusty!

RE: With all th...

YOU wrote..."Hint Hint. Question things when people tell you something, you may just gett smarter because of it. " Uh, excuse meeeeeee, mister, but you can't spell. So here I am telling YOU something, you going to question it?? You are a dope. Any questions?

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