$4,000 worth of heroin seized in Greenwich home

Two arrested in raid; also seized were other drugs, ammo and weapons, including a loaded AK-47 assault rifle.
Scott Seitz2
Jul 17, 2013


In what law-enforcement officers are calling one of the biggest drug busts in recent history, a pair of Greenwich men were arrested late Tuesday at their South Street residence in the village.

Scott R. Polachek, 33, and Gary A. Polachek Jr., 35, both of 12 South St., likely will be facing drug charges and possibly weapons charges after they were taken into custody by local officers and the U.S. Marshal's office drug task force.

The Polacheks are currently in custody at the Richland County Jail, as the original felony drug warrants were out of that county.

"The Polacheks, who are related, were found to be in possession of 125 balloons of heroin, numerous Xanax pills, hundreds of syringes, about 20 suspected crack pipes, suspected crack cocaine, six firearms, including a loaded AK-47 and numerous rounds of ammunition," Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said.

One of the firearms was found to be stolen from Dallas. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is investigating that portion of the case.

Querin, along with Detective Eric Bardar, the drug task force and Greenwich police officers assisted with the arrests.

"The heroin balloons might actually be doubles, meaning it would be more than 125 balloons," Querin said. "The street value is around $4,000."

Querin said $179 in cash was also seized.

The suspected crack cocaine will be sent to the crime lab for processing.

The arrests took place at 10:38 p.m.

Huron County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Cardwell signed the warrant about 9:45 p.m.

"We really appreciate Judge Cardwell coming in and signing the warrant," Querin said.

"This is one of the largest heroin busts in Huron County during this administration," he added. "This was potentially a dangerous situation with all the firearms inside, including the AK-47."

"We will continue to step up our efforts in drug enforcement," Sheriff Dane Howard added. "It's not going to be tolerated here and we will do everything we can to arrest people involved in this activity."



Good work getting these a-holes off the street. Now it's up to the prosecutor and judge to make them pay!


Right! Good luck getting them to pay if they go before Judge Conway. He'll give them a slap on the wrist and send them home on "intense probation". Good grief, what a joke!


Look at all those pretty color balloons! lol.. I bet every junkies mouth in the county is watering looking at that pic haha!


Good job Sheriff.Alot of problems off the streets.Show those cops in Greenwich your hand cuffs I don't think they use them there.


Stuff em' & cuff em' Couter!!


GREAT candidates for one of the 'programs'


the water department?


I know this whole family. The parents to these boys are good people and did their best to raise these boys right! Heck now the parents/grandparents are raising grandbabies! Just shows to go you how drugs destroy lives! It does not matter how one is raised it matters on how gullible they are on friends saying "try this it is awesome". Peer pressure typically enters our children into trouble and then the snowball grows. I feel no remorse for Gary or Scott. They have made their bed now it is time to sleep in it. Hopefully prison will straighten them up! My thoughts are with their parents! May you know you tried your best and that the demons pulled them in! I pray that family and love pull you through this!

A fellow Greenwich parent!

chicken noodle

Good job to all departments keep it up. Is there a reason why they package herion in ballons?

Call Me Crazy

Uh...Prison is not whats going to straighten these losers out! They will struggle with this until one of them dies....that's how this works! Even if they get treatment, they have to want it!!!! I see this going in circles


Here's an idea, if you are going to be a junkie/ dealer- move to a larger city like mansfield, cleveland or toledo. there you can rot and ruin people's lives without the police intervening.


Once again we have more illegal immigrants dealing heroin.

Call Me Crazy

And heres a suggestion....maybe force them to ingest it all at once because either way then end result will be death.




nothing says GANGSTA more than 179 dollars.


Looks like Scott didn't get any of the 6 to 12 months he could of got for this offense in this article, only to get out and keep it up. http://www.norwalkreflector.com/...

Call Me Crazy

Scott says....Dude wheres my car? Gary says....shut up or im gonna put plugs in you with this AK-47!


Looks like it's not their first time either...Grand jury indicts 13

Gary A. Polachek Jr., 34, of 1055 U.S. 224, Greenwich, on possession of heroin. Mario A. ...

Norwalk Reflect... - Aug 5 2012 - 10:05am - 2 comments

The Main Event

Sometimes a mandatory prison term will hopefully get these boys straight. Not 1 or 2 years more like 3 to 5 years so reality can really set in.


They let the 2 illegals speed through town after killing that guy in Willard, but now they are cracking down on drugs. This is a typical case of cops who screwed up totally, now they are pretending to do their job. Tell sheriff Howard the H.C. stands for heroin capitol not
Huron County. A $4000 bust isn't crap. The highway patrol busts are legit, this is all a cover up. Just curious, if I do 8 mph over the posted speed will I get away without a ticket like the illegals did, or is my white ethnicity a problem? I have proper i.d. and my car is not stolen too.