Four suspects arrested on drug-related secret indictments

Norwalk police make arrests in about 6 1/2 hours.
Cary Ashby
Feb 26, 2014


The Norwalk Police Department arrested four suspects in about 6 1/2 hours on drug-related secret indictments.

The first of the arrests started at 6:28 p.m. Monday with the apprehension of Rodney E. Burley, 45, of 12 1/2 Bouscay Ave. He was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of oxycodone.

Detective Sgt. Fry handled the investigation of the cases against Burley, Thomas M. Papp and Leeanna M. Sigley.

In the Burley case, Fry and Willard Police Detective Jeremy Draper used a search warrant at the suspect's residence in mid-May 2012. Police said they arrested Burley at the time after locating evidence of suspected marijuana trafficking during a traffic stop earlier in the day.

Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton investigated Ashley A. Amos.

Papp, 34, of 114 Benedict Ave., was arrested at 11:08 p.m. Monday. He was charged with trafficking in drugs.

"He was selling prescription pills," Fry said.

Sigley, 32, of 80 Benedict Ave., was arrested at 11:42 p.m. She was charged with trafficking in drugs.

"Leeanna Sigley also was selling prescription pills," Fry said.

Amos, 31, of Norwalk, was arrested at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday. She was charged with possession of heroin.

"She was selling prescription medication also," Fry said. "She was already under indictment for a possession-of-heroin case."

Amos, formerly of Bellevue, has filed a motion for intervention in lieu of conviction through Huron County Common Pleas Court. If accepted, that means she won't have a conviction on her record if she follows the directives of probation and doesn't get into any trouble. Amos is charged with possession of heroin in connection with a Dec. 2 incident.

After arresting each of the four suspects, police transported them to the Huron County Jail.

They appeared Tuesday afternoon in court and entered "not guilty" pleas to their respective charges. The defendants are subject to random drug screens.

A grand jury issues a secret indictment when authorities believe the suspects might flee the area.



Haha got another one right after a shower. Well at least they stay clean in one way.


Maybe those are towels from the jail. This one and the one from the other story looks the same. Maybe they had lice and had to wash their hair.


What is up with the mugshots of women with wet hair (I'm guessing lol) and bath towels wrapped on their heads this week?!?!?!?!?


maybe they're trying to stay "clean?"

swiss family

good job NPD... this was more than just some pot.. chemical drugs are a whole different ball game.. OH and as for the wet hair, I was told that upon entering jail and before being put into a "Pod," with other same sex prisoners, you are made to take a shower , while a deputy of your same sex stands there and watches you.... (weird job to have).. so obviously these prisoners were photographed at different stages in their booking and entry into jail

Scranton Tibbs

These all look like test subjects skimmed off of the top of the shallow end of the gene pool.


They are all sprayed with lice killer over their entire bodies and then after a few minutes they can take a shower to wash it and any dead bugs off. I had a friend whose ex husband was in and out of jail all the time and he told us that.


Lmao I think they should take the pictures with the towels all the time. It's quite comical.


And what's with the guy from "The Goonies" with facial hair? He should have a towel too lol


Heyyyy you guyyyys


As always people have the most wonderful comments, as I am sure you know each and everyone of these people or the stories behind it all correct?
Why are they waiting almost a year after the situation took place to make an arrest?
How do we know they haven't changed their lives since then?
You don't..your reading the wonderful paper and what they publish and then are going off of that!


Yeah...these are superb individuals. A real credit to our area. The man is just keeping M down.........e.r.


Glad they are off the street, now let's get the rest