New Haven man likely facing heroin charges

Suspect allegedly dumped drug-related items, stolen goods after believing authorities were on to him.
Scott Seitz2
Jun 21, 2013

A New Haven man was arrested Thursday at his home after Huron County sheriff's deputies used a drug-related search warrant.

Michael B. Amburgey, 27, of 3987 West St., is currently facing breaking-and-entering and tampering with evidence charges after his 8:14 a.m. arrest.

Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said Amburgey likely will face heroin-related charges once tests come back from the lab in Bowling Green on a number of items seized at the residence.

"There was a significant amount of heroin-related paraphernalia at the home," Querin said.

The detective said it appeared Amburgey tried to get rid of some potential evidence beforehand.

"Michael Amburgey thought the Huron County Sheriff's Office might be on to him for abusing drugs at the home," Querin said. "So, on Wednesday, he took a number of those drug-related items along with insulation which contained copper at one time and discarded them in a Dumpster in Plymouth."

It was later determined the insulation was stolen from New Haven Supply, he said.

"We believe he (Amburgey) stole this insulation from New Haven Supply on several occasions," Querin said. "We were able to recover 60 to 70 pounds of insulation without the wire."

Querin said it's likely others will be charged in this ongoing investigation.

"The insulation is being held as evidence," he added.

Sheriff Dane Howard, Maj. Mike Cooksey, Detectives Bill Duncan, Kayla Zander and Eric Bardar, along with Deputies Josh Kaufman and Shannon Lyons assisted Querin at the scene.

The New London and Plymouth police departments, both members of the Huron County Drug Task Force, also assisted.

"I'd like to thank the other agencies that assisted in the investigation," the sheriff said. "As well as the members of our office.

"We will continue to step up the enforcement for people abusing and selling heroin," Howard added.