'Small' drug dealer suspect appears in court

Traffic stop results in charges.
Cary Ashby
Dec 20, 2013

A Norwalk man arrested on a drug-related secret indictment this week pleaded innocent to two felonies Thursday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Gregory A. Meade, 26, of 318 E. Main St., is charged with one count each of possession of heroin and tampering with evidence, both in connection with a July 8 incident. A Huron County grand jury issued a secret indictment Dec. 13.

"Mr. Meade suspects this was from a traffic stop in which he was a passenger," Huron County Public Defender David Longo told Judge Jim Conway.

Longo said he had no information on the case since it didn't go through Norwalk Municipal Court first and these charges are the result of a "direct indictment."

Meade suspects police found some drugs closest to where he was sitting and "it got pinned on him," he added.

Norwalk Police Sgt. Tom Cook arrested Meade on the indictment in the city about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, who referred to Meade as a "small dealer, said the defendant has been a thorn in the side of local law enforcement agencies for several years.

Meade, whose bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000, is subject to random drug screens. His trial is scheduled for March 11.



You shouldn't make fun a guy for being short


What does the size of this dudes wiener have to do with anything ? Seriously? What did the cop say ? Hey Mr Meade, is that a xanax in your front pocket or are you just happy to see me


Not fully understanding??
Maybe i not getting full story?
So if your even remotely close to drugs, and because the local law enforcement don't like you? You can be accused of a higher crime??
Is this AMERICA?
Gosh, i tick people off on here everyday when my views differ from theirs. Hope i don't become a "thorn" in Leffler's side, or charges may get drummed up?... Seriously.. is this the deal..??
I gotta know more


How can Russ Leffler say he was a "Small Drug Dealer'? If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and sounds like a duck..it sure as H#$@* ain't no horse....A drug dealer is a drug dealer no matter the volume they are putting on the streets....WTF !!!


Truckin, i agree with you. I wouldn't have played favorites if I were the cop- I would have charged every single individual in the vehicle. If he manages to make bail, you should be there to help drive him to the ACLU for the lawsuit of denying his rights- just make sure any drugs on him stay on his side of the car, you don't need to be messed up in his troubles. And by the way, don't ever feel bad about posting on here- these forums need village idiots like yourself to keep them interesting.


I said "I need to know more" didn't i??? Just not getting the whole story from the article, which as you say..How is a village idiot supposed to know more than what is in the print?
and the print clearly says, the police don't like him and that is all i can gather from article. You know more?? Enlighten me.
Because as far as drugs anyone but maybe YOU would know i am TOTALLY against, FITNESS & HEALTH is my life..and i can back it...Can you?
But i just didn't get the charges, and didn't like the reason...sounded a lil' dictatorship to me..and with that, all US "real" citizens should worry and take notice.


Truckin what I am tired of is everyone getting down on the cops- they're always abusing someone, etc..... I happen to be related to, and personal friends with many of those on the force- and they're doing a pretty fantastic job even while being under an extreme amount of scrutiny. Next time you get in trouble call somebody else to come save your sorry a** if you have such a lack of trust in the "establishment". How about a domino's pizza driver- or maybe the 4-H club.... But no- it'll be a Cop- and you'll be d*** glad to see them


kingsin ,if you are related to any of them you should know how some relitives never get busted for drugs! your talking about a good job,i to have witnessed first hand the law break the law.ive been in real close contact with norwalks corrupt force.i can give you some examples ,drugs, sex,cover-ups and theft! belive it or not!