Willard man appears in court after being secretly indicted

Suspect accused of being a heroin dealer.
Cary Ashby
Dec 3, 2013

A Willard heroin defendant who was arrested on a secret indictment this weekend made his first appearance Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Kevin M. Czupik, 23, of 2968 Ohio 99, turned himself in on a warrant at the Willard Police Department about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A Huron County sheriff's deputy transported him to the Huron County Jail.

A Huron County grand jury issued a secret indictment Nov. 1.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Czupik found out about the indictment after deputies kicked down the door of a friend's residence where they suspected he was living, but officers determined that he wasn't his home.

"He walked himself into the Willard police station and turned himself in," Longo added.

Czupik is charged with one count of trafficking in heroin in connection with a July 31 incident. He told Judge Jim Conway he has a prior felony conviction, but it doesn't involve drugs.

The defendant must post 10 percent of a $5,000 bond before being released from custody. Czupik's trial date is Feb. 20.