Woman sent to prison

Norwalk resident convicted of attempted theft of drugs.
Cary Ashby
Jan 15, 2014


A local woman pleaded guilty to an amended, theft-related drug charge Monday.

Brandy J. Belcher, 36, of 25H Gallup Ave., was convicted of attempted theft of drugs. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway sentenced Belcher to six months in prison -- a joint recommendation between the state and Huron County Public Defender David Longo.

Belcher said "she wanted (to) work out a plea during the initial pretrial (hearing)," Longo told the judge.

The conviction is for a Nov. 7 incident. Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff said Belcher stole some prescribed Tramadol pills from a family member. According to drugs.com and Woodruff, Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain, which requires a prescription and is considered a "dangerous drug."

"Thirteen of the pills were recovered on her person," said Woodruff, who credited Belcher with cooperating with the Norwalk Police Department during the investigation.

Longo requested the court forgo a fine, saying "Miss Belcher is as destitute as destitute can be." The judge didn't impose a fine and prosecutors didn't request any restitution.

Belcher has been in custody at the Huron County Jail since being arrested Nov. 17.

"She never made bond," Longo said.



Relative of Droopy the Dog ?

swiss family

"soldon" you can go for the easy, cheap, shot, But I, for one, am glad to see someone who looks a little remorseful, who knows how badly they messed up, and has that "look at what me life has become" look on their face. I am tired of all of the mug shots with all the smirks and smiles on them , giving the look like they know that it is not so bad, because the Prosecutor and judge will plea bargain their charge down to where they know they will barely get any punishment at all..I hope that this woman "gets it" I hope she can change her life around to where she has, done her time, pick herself up, and be the person she was meant to be...

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swiss cheese kat

Hey swiss, boo hoo.


Swiss...I hope so also but not likely ! Life's all about decisions...make the wrong ones and you to can become a sticky fingered pill popping threat to society ! Winning !


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Peace to her family.

for it was mama

I don't see this one nor the rest of these worthless ones "learning" from it. as Sold said the Decisions are what is getting them there and she has made some pretty bad ones and keep doing them!! I know I have sat back and watched!! Tried to help but you can't help those whom don't and won't help themselves!

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Drugs in Norwalk?