Hiding man pleads guilty to heroin possession

Prosecutor gives OK to letting man remain free on bond 'as long as there is some fairly serious drug testing.'
Cary Ashby
Aug 29, 2013

A Norwalk man pleaded guilty Tuesday to having heroin while hiding from police.

Keith S. Fox Jr., 27, of 208 E. Ohio 61, Apt. B, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin for a March 16, 2012 incident. When he is sentenced Oct. 9, he faces six to 12 months behind bars.

"Although the defendant has a prior felony from a number of years ago, the state would be recommending community control, which could include jail (time) or CBCF," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said.

A CBCF is a community-based corrections facility, which is a form or prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

The Norwalk Police Department caught Fox hiding behind a utility pole at the corner of Whittlesey Avenue and Washington Street. Leffler said officers questioned the defendant, who said he was wanted on some Norwalk Municipal Court warrants "for violating his probation" and during a subsequent search, police found a syringe and heroin in Fox's possession.

"He was very cooperative," the prosecutor added.

Fox earlier posted a $5,000 bond. Leffler said the state had no objection to that same bond "as long as there is some fairly serious drug testing."

Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Fox is serving time on a misdemeanor-related probation violation, but should be released from the Huron County about a week before his sentencing date.

Comments

Scranton Tibbs

A fine looking young man indeed. I'm sure he will pass his future drug tests with flying colors and be gainfully employed.

Ispeed2_69

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Scranton Tibbs

Creeper

ladydye_5

Tibbs.......He has been VERY COOPERATIVE. Club Rehab is waiting for him. I'm sure he will do just fine.

Scranton Tibbs

Apparently "cooperative" means hiding from the cops. He knows he will get time at Camp Teen Challenge, probably why he is smiling.

Scranton Tibbs

Utility poles usually don't provide good cover when the cops are looking for you. Seemed like he would have had time to ditch the needle and H. Obviously not the sharpest knife in the drawer. 2:1 odds we read about him again in the paper before his sentencing in Oct.

Korrupttown88

Hes so cool. His girlfriend is such a beauty queen also.. gross.

O'Heritage

Word is, he was found hiding in a van with a girl named Velma and a Great Dane dog. No sign of Freddy and Daphne.

ladydye_5

LMAO.....that is TOO funny!

savage_henry

Teehee, he looks different than us... anyways... I AM and WAS at the time gainfully employed, this happened year and a half ago, and I AM, and WAS at the time, and will remain so forever off of opiates, that night I was arrested is actually my sobriety date. Some people actually can change, furthermore, some do. But I'm glad you all got to have a lil chuckle at my expense, oh yeah old picture too... 2011 I believe, and at my WIFE'S expense as well, we are amazingly happy together, thanks for all of your well wishes. I wasn't hiding behind any utility pole either, nor did this occur at the intersection stated, I was actually walking down N. Foster st.. I won't mention that you haven't read about me again, nor did you in the interval of this happening and me dissapearing into the woodwork for over a year to get clean on my own terms. You all are most certainly entitled to your opinions, but the fact is, I've been through the iop/isp/12 step program a handful of times, and in my own very humble opinion, that program has recidivism hand built into it, in order to break the mold, one truly has to break the mold. Not that any of you will believe it, because it sounds like lightweight b.s. to me and I did it, but for some reason I fealt the need to speak my peace here, and I'm as entitled to that as the next guy. Love and light!