Rural Norwalk residents arrested on new charges

Man and woman obviously "haven't learned their lesson," deputies said.
Scott Seitz2
Jul 19, 2014

 

A pair of rural Norwalk residents, recently arrested, were in custody again Thursday on additional drug and burglary charges.

"In April 2014, the Huron County Sheriff's Office executed a drug-related search warrant at 1220 Ohio 61 E. and three individuals were arrested on drug charges," Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said.

"Two of those individuals were re-arrested today (Thursday) at 11:48 a.m. on more drug-related warrants, just three months after they were first arrested," Querin said.

Arrested Thursday were Darrel D. Keegan, 23, and Felicia M. Eldridge, 21.

Keegan and Eldridge face the new charges of possession of oxycodone and possession of oxymorphone.

"There were numerous illegal prescription pills found the individuals didn't have a prescription for," Querin said.

Querin said there were also thousands of dollars of stolen property identified at the property.

Keegan and Eldridge are suspects in a burglary in the city of Huron, according to Querin.

Huron police officers, who assisted in the execution of the warrant, positively identified the stolen property, Querin said.

"They will face the burglary charge in Erie County," he added.

"Obviously, these two individuals haven't learned their lesson because three months later we are dealing with them again," Querin said.

"We will continue to step up the efforts to arrest drug traffickers and abusers in Huron County," he added.

Comments

somescrewyname

You can step up your efforts all you want. but until they start getting more than some probation, it's a waste of your time our taxes.We need to either legalize drugs or change some laws and build more prisons.

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stooge

I like your first idea the best. It has to be clear at this point to even the staunches anti drug people that prohibition doesn't work. It didn't work with alcohol, and will not work with gun control. Refer to the SR article regarding the near 50,000 drug offenders over populating prisons for the last decade. The War On Drugs is the most destructive policy of any administration in the last century. Coupled with the privatization of prisons, over zealous overreaching police tactics, (see stop and frisk) these policies become down right sinister.

I'm from Ohio and now live in Colorado. During the first financial quarter of 2014 my state took in 5 million in recreational marijuana revenue. I work with law enforcement, transitioning individuals from corrections back into the community among other things AND I grow some of the finest medical marijuana to be found for a hundred miles and you know what? The fabric of the community remains intact despite some folks inability accept what they view as a conflict of interest.

JMOP

This wasn't some Mary Jane, this was "stolen" prescription drugs.

" Querin said there were also thousands of dollars of stolen property identified at the property."

So can we harshly penalize thieves?

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stooge

I wasn't responding to the article but the first posters comment. I'm not defending these two in the least. They need to face some consequences.

Commenter

AMEN!

mb5150

stooge, you are sooooo right. people are scared of things they dont understand. then most of them get stupid

TheGravyWhisperer

...I appreciate stooge's viewpoints, and those generally on the same page on these issues
...although just about any solution to the 'war on drugs' would, at first, appear more favorable than our 40 year federal clusterflock that has lost its way; legalizing mj for recreation, legalizing harder drugs and providing the means for sterile use of them would only seem to work for a while
...positive change has to come about abruptly or those given time to exploit and gain from it will commandeer their way back on it like dogs returning to their own vomit
...don't think for a minute that nationwide legalization would look anything like the repeal of alcohol prohibition

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stooge

I recently read an interesting article about a heroin clinic established by the Netherlands government which provides shots three times daily to long term addicts. The affect has been that addicts who haven't worked in up to a decade are now able to hold down jobs, keep apartments, and become constructive members of their community. When no longer tasked with the daily grind of acquiring drugs, addicts can function in society. The unexpected affect has been that many have lost enthusiasm for their drug of choice and for the government program because once they were empowered to live a relatively normal life they begin to understand how much their drug use is robbing from them on a personal level.

Similar results have been observed in similar programs in other countries.

TheGravyWhisperer

...if I may add to that, I saw a documentary short in which two male, heroin addicts were able to step down use and finally unharness themselves from their addiction altogether
...as I recall, they were middle-aged guys who eventually preferred going to work clean and alert, rather than dosed
...to be clear, I am certainly in favor of mj legalization, including 'grow your own,' and the states implementing programs such as you describe above
...our nation can do without a drug czar; in fact, what we need is a progressive surgeon general with the ability and authority to safeguard state-based efforts to dry up illegal markets and provide clinics, as you describe
...however, while it is tempting to harvest cash from anything legalized, the lust for money would only fold corruption back into reshuffle - same game - same players - different packaging

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stooge

I'm not suggestion the legalization of everything, just the decriminalization of addiction. Addict shouldn't be criminalized until they commit a real crime, which of course would happen less frequently if they were able to get what they need through strictly monitored channels. It's not like cocaine or heroin are inherently valuable items, they cost nothing to produce, their monetary value in our society is solely a result of their legal status.

TheGravyWhisperer

...wow, well said...

Heroin_County419

Haha Darrell

queenjhb

whom did they steal from , grandma?
auntie? friends ? People come forward , hard lessens have to be learned , you are only enabling them to continue this way of living.

Heroin_County419

They stole from a former friend that they knew was away from his home for a couple weeks...they recovered everything besides the TV

m...w...k

Fel use to be kute like a kitten, now she's just a junkie. - chels*

dontfunkupourbeats

she still is super sexy f7ck boi