Local heroin defendant pleads guilty

Prosecutors dismissed one count each of trafficking in heroin and possession of criminal tools in exchange for guilty plea to heroin possession.
Cary Ashby
Dec 26, 2013


A Greenwich man pleaded guilty Monday to having heroin during a "protective sweep" of his residence.

Scott R. Polachek, 33, of 1055 U.S. 224, will be sentenced Feb. 5 for possession of heroin. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count each of trafficking in heroin and possession of criminal tools.

On July 16, the U.S. Marshal's Office drug task force and Huron County Sheriff's Office searched Polachek's home when they were looking for the defendant and his 35-year-old brother on Richland County drug charges.

Officers encountered Polachek's brother at the door who reportedly lied about his sibling's whereabouts, which led to them searching the home, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said earlier. Authorities found 104 heroin balloons in Polachek's pants pocket and some Xanax pills in his possession.

Also seized at the house were 20 suspected crack pipes, crack cocaine, six firearms, including a loaded AK-47, and numerous rounds of ammunition, sheriff's Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said after the incident. Querin, Detective Eric Bardar and the Greenwich Police Department assisted U.S. Marshals with the arrests.

Polachek remains in the Huron County Jail, unable to post a $35,000 bond.

Gary A. Polachek Jr., also most recently of 1055 U.S. 224, Greenwich, has a Feb. 26 trial scheduled on one count each of having weapons with disability and possession of criminal tools.