Pair of women plead innocent to heroin charges

Suspects were indicted by a Huron County grand jury.
Cary Ashby
Sep 10, 2013


Two drug defendants made their first appearances Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

The suspects entered "not guilty" pleas and are subject to random drug screens.

Two Avon residents, Sarah E. Crabtree and Katherine R. Frioud, both 24, were indicted in mid-August in connection with being arrested at the Firelands Manor mobile home park in Wakeman. Huron County Sheriff's Detective Eric Bardar conducted the investigation and was assisted by Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker.

Crabtree and Frioud face one count each of trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin, both in connection with a June 26 incident. If Crabtree is convicted of the trafficking charge, she would have to forfeit a 2002 Mercury.

"They were taken into custody (June 26) and found to be in possession of several doses of heroin ... along with syringes and spoons," Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said after the arrests.

"They were both out on bond from Lorain County for possession of drugs there," he said. "They both advised us they had their home raided in Lorain and a substantial amount of heroin and crack was seized (about May)."

At Monday's separate arraignments, the defendants said they weren't on probation and didn't have prior felony convictions.

Frioud has a trial scheduled for Dec. 10 while Crabtree's is Dec. 19. Defense attorney Reese Wineman is representing Frioud while Huron County Public Defender David Longo is representing her suspected accomplice.

Both defendants earlier posted $10,000 bonds and were released from the Huron County Jail.



Look like excellent candidates for Club Rehab. I mean they already have been raided in Lorain county. What could go wrong. Out on bond. I am sure they will show up for the random drug screens. Yep, I bet they are super sorry and ready to come clean. I suggest Club Rehab, some INTENSE probation, and random drug screening.


Wineman? Lol. Get ready for prison. He can't fight his way out of a wet paper bag!


oh no... not my 2002 mercury. anything but that.

R U Kidding me

well first of all look at these 24 year old girls they look awful how can they plead innocent with there looks you can tell there on the stuff. 24 going on 50 how sad


They probally will get probation, as they probally should. The bond is so low itlt leads me to believe that they only had a f 4 or f 5 and no prior felony convictions, that's pretty typical... they must not had their trials in Lorraine and they better hope they get a few continuences.....or they might just get a little time.. but the Max is onlyi 18 months, and its not to often someone gets that. They will cut a deal for probation and cbcf more than likely

Scranton Tibbs

We know....we know....same comment on every drug story... f4 f5 blah blah, no priors blah blah, should only get probation...second chances. BROKEN RECORD. I'm praying they get sent to Club Jesus.

Scranton Tibbs

dare me fortitudo - give me courage to face adversity. You brought it on yourself.