A Huron County grand jury has indicted five people accused of heroin-related crimes
They were among 21 people indicted Friday in Huron County. The results of the grand jury session were made public Monday.
Here are the five heroin defendants and their charges:
James C. Bogard III on three counts trafficking in heroin.
Carlos L. Contreras on possession of heroin.
Brian J. Maynard on possession of heroin.
Michael A. Nolan on possession of heroin, tampering with evidence.
Jason R. Raymond on possession of heroin.
Another drug-related case resulted in an indictment being issued by the grand jury.
Steven S. Starks on possession of cocaine.
At least two of those suspects have been in the news before.
Contreras, 33, of Norwalk, pleaded guilty last month to theft of a credit card. The felony charge stemmed from an incident in which he asked to borrow $5 from a family member and then used a check cashing card from Walmart to steal $445, according to Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler.
Contreras was ordered to pay the money back as part of restitution orders to Walmart. As part of the plea deal, Contreras was sentenced to 10 months in prison, where he is eligible to receive treatment through various programs, Judge Jim Conway said.
Maynard, 31, of Norwalk, was arrested in April on a warrant related to a 2011 domestic violence case. During the arrest on a Sunday afternoon on Walnut Street, police found heroin-related paraphernalia.
“A search of Mr. Maynard’s person, incident to his arrest, revealed a hypodermic syringe in his left pants pocket,” Officer Zach O’Neil wrote in his report. “A piece of cotton was located in the cap of the syringe. The cotton was brown in color and appears to have been used as a filter prior to injecting heroin.”
Police seized the cotton as evidence and sent it to a lab for analysis.
Norwalk police reported Maynard, whom they called “a known heroin user,” also was wanted on by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office on possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.