A pair of local residents were arrested by Huron County sheriff's deputies on drug-related charges Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Pleasant and Main streets, not far from Pleasant Elementary School.
Dylan Mundy, 23, of 6005 Ohio 113, Berlin Heights, and Elizabeth Long, 21, most recently of Norwalk, were stopped in a vehicle on Pleasant Street just off Main Street by a host of sheriff's cruisers.
Both Mundy and Long were subsequently charged with trafficking in heroin.
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"We had received information that the two were traveling to Norwalk to sell heroin," Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said.
"There were six suspected heroin balloons (three doubles) recovered at the scene, along with $120 in cash," he added.
Querin said, based on intelligence, more heroin was likely at the Ohio 113 location.
"So we proceeded to 6005 Ohio 113, assisted by Erie County and seized 28 more balloons of heroin," he said. "That has a street value of $1,000.
"Also seized were numerous Xanax pills, multiple syringes, marijuana, and various other drug paraphernalia devices," Querin said.
Their vehicle was taken to the sheriff's office.
"We're going to file for a search warrant on the vehicle so we can do a more thorough search," Querin said. "We'll also file for forfeiture of the vehicle."
Querin said Long has been an alleged heroin trafficker for quite some time.
"I feel we have several strong cases on her," he added.
Sheriff Dane Howard said the detectives worked hard on this case.
"And today's events were the culmination of that hard work," he added.
"We will continue to step up the pressure," the sheriff said about bringing drug traffickers to justice.