Women plead guilty to separate heroin crimes

One of the defendants previously punished for having sex in Bob Evans parking lot.
Cary Ashby
Oct 10, 2013

Two former local women pleaded guilty Tuesday to heroin crimes and will remain out on bond until they are sentenced next month.

Former Norwalk resident Nicole J. Fertig, 23, now of Toledo, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin in exchange for the dismissal of one count of possession of methadone.

In another case, Former Willard resident Valerie S. Gates, 38, pleaded guilty to an amended count of trafficking in heroin. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop the provision that the Jan. 17 controlled purchase happened within 1,000 feet of a school.

Gates has a prior marijuana-related felony conviction through Richland County, but she isn't on probation. Due to the prior felony, she faces six to 12 months in prison.

Fertig also will be sentenced Nov. 20.

Her conviction is for a May 22 incident. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said a Mickey Mart employee called the Norwalk Police Department about Fertig and another woman who had been in the restroom "for an extended amount of time," where Fertig had been shooting up heroin.

Sgt. Seth Fry, who responded to the scene, found a syringe which had heroin in it during a consent search of Fertig's purse, Woodruff said.

During a July 22 hearing, the court learned Fertig was staying with her bondsman in Toledo to stay away from "her old cronies." At the request of the state, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway prohibited Fertig from being in the Norwalk city limits except for court hearings, probation office visits and random drug screens. The bondswoman protested, but Fertig told the judge it was OK.

Conway ruled those same bond conditions, which include random drug screens, would remain in place.

"I'm going to have you tested today," the judge said Tuesday.

On Oct. 26, 2012, Fertig made local news when she was charged with public indecency at the Bob Evans parking lot on Milan Avenue.

The incident happened about 3:15 p.m. when several witnesses saw Fertig and Casey Dellisanti, 38, of 240 Ohio 61, having sex in a white GMC truck, police said.

"It doesn't appear they were boyfriend and girlfriend," Capt. Eric Hipp said at the time. "They had been in the restaurant. They had placed a food order, but hadn't received their food yet."

By the time officers arrived, Fertig and Dellisanti were inside the restaurant. The pair was charged with public indecency and released.

On Feb. 20 in Norwalk Municipal Court, Fertig was convicted of disorderly conduct. She was fined $200 and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence. Fertig is prohibited from entering the Bob Evans property during her two years of probation. Dellisanti received a similar sentence for a disorderly conduct conviction.

Fertig also is banned from Walmart for two years, following a Feb. 4 theft conviction that resulted in a 20-day jail term and $360 in fines and court costs. She and a 36-year-old Spring Street man were caught shoplifting at the Westwind Drive store in late January, police said.

Comments

what the?

From humping at Bob Evans to Heroin...........what's next?

Wildbunch3

The court better check her Facebook.....she's been in and out of Norwalk since released on bond!

SaraMac

They probably already know that. Maybe she comes into your town to snitch on a few fellow junkies??? Said it before-hope that her bonds lady knows how much these types manipulate others.

Ehovemom

I would like to ask the man upstairs why the heroin addicts are walking my streets, yet he called the honor roll student from EHOVE home too soon?

oz42388

F

Scranton Tibbs

Another lifer of the system.

AEversole

A few of you should go get a job at the police station.....you obviously have nothing better to do then follow this girl around?... and out of couriousity, how would you know she is selling and doing heroin, unless you are around them same people???

Scranton Tibbs

It's a small town, everyone knows everything. People are tired of the drugs. What do you expect them to say? Do you expect them to stick up for, and make excuses for every criminal in the paper? Of course you do! Because on your planet crimes are "mistakes" and everyone rides around on golden unicorns. All the guilty are innocent, and prayers fix everything. What you fail to realize is that there are just plain bad, evil people on the planet. You're so gullible to everyone's plight I'm starting to think your account is a parody, because I have never met anyone so bent on sticking up for criminals as you. Your posts amaze me. Thank you.

saxkris

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Scranton Tibbs

I am 100% disease and drug free. No wonder you dislike me.

SaraMac

Actually, it sounds like he has NEVER been near anything that would deplete his brain cells,unlike YOU!!! Arf, bah, oink, neigh, and MOOOOO back at ya!!!

Scranton Tibbs

**LIKE**

savage_henry

The bouscay butt sl*t... hey, there's a title to be proud of... really though what does her having sex in the bob evans parking lot a year ago have to do with her getting cuaght with heroin? Or being banned from walmart? I'm not trying to defend her or her actions by any means, I'm just suprised that no one has sued this guy for slander yet.

Aprillove13

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights) and Libel and defamation.

Wildbunch3

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights) and Libel and defamation.

Aprillove13

I think it is funny that my comment got deleted when all I said was that it is not slander if its public record and that your kind of slandering her by calling her that on a online blog. I wonder if they actually read the comments that they consider inappropriate because I know mine was not at all!

Uputwhatwhere7

Pretty sad when a person is banned from an entire town!

Dr. Information

Its the same people over and over and over again.

Korrupttown88

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights) and Libel and defamation.

1974tillnow
bizzmachine1965

when is a bad batch of this herion coming to town to fill the morgue,and clean our city of the filth these judges keep throwing back in our streets? It would clean up the streets faster than any cop or judge could and save on the street sweeper!

Wildbunch3

That's exactly what I said......but my comment was deleted!

Positive91

I do not use drugs, nor do i personally know this girl, but i know her from a distance. And calling someone Filth.... is uncalled for. who are you to judge anyone based on what they do? their mistakes are different from yours, yes i'm sure they are by far however you make them, i make them, everyone does, she did. it may be the same mistake repeatedly but you don't know this girls life, you don't know what she's went through or why she's addicted, so why call her filth? it's not your place.
i didn't even have an account on the norwalk reflector because i have things better to do then comment hateful things on article after article about what's going on in small town norwalk... which half of the time the paper doesn't have the story right, they twist it to make it more interesting it's messed up. but falling right into it and playing into the drama and calling someone else filth, you're just as bad.

shockedbythenews

eddie blairs girlfriend! they could have a real future together!

Positive91

I do not use drugs, nor do i personally know this girl, but i know her from a distance. And calling someone Filth.... is uncalled for. who are you to judge anyone based on what they do? their mistakes are different from yours, yes i'm sure they are by far however you make them, i make them, everyone does, she did. it may be the same mistake repeatedly but you don't know this girls life, you don't know what she's went through or why she's addicted, so why call her filth? it's not your place.
i didn't even have an account on the norwalk reflector because i have things better to do then comment hateful things on article after article about what's going on in small town norwalk... which half of the time the paper doesn't have the story right, they twist it to make it more interesting it's messed up. but falling right into it and playing into the drama and calling someone else filth, you're just as bad.