Drug paraphernalia found during Norwalk traffic stop

Local woman charged with DUI, other crimes.
Cary Ashby
Aug 26, 2014


A woman who reportedly failed to dim her headlights was found with several pieces of suspected drug paraphernalia and two unprescribed tablets during a Norwalk traffic stop.

Nora E. Urich, 28, of 706 Fitchville River Road, New London, was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, a DUI refusal and failure to dim headlights. The charges are in connection with a traffic stop by Sgt. Jacob Tidaback, of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post, at 3 a.m. Sunday on Main Street south of Old State Road.

Tidaback, according to his report, said he found the following items in Urich's purse: Two Alprazolan tablets, a glass pipe with suspected marijuana residue, a snorting straw and two clear wrappers, both of which reportedly had suspected drug residue. The patrol had the items submitted to its lab for testing.

The results of Urich's urine sample are pending. The patrol reported she has a prior DUI conviction in 2009.

In a separate traffic stop, Stephen Wicker, 44, of 51 Corwin St., was stopped in connection with going left of center on Westwind Drive near Cline Street and reportedly had a blood-alcohol content level that tested nearly three times the legal limit. Trooper Jeremy Albert made the traffic stop at 1:29 a.m. Thursday.

Wicker was charged with DUI and going left of center. According to the trooper's report, the driver had a BAC of .214 percent. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.



Won't be an LPN much longer.


Nice.....i cant believe all these drug charges.....something really needs to be done.


Yea, the whole county needs to OD...


What a hateful comment beernsmokes2,the county needs to stop the flow of drugs and these people need rehab not jail ,our jails are overcrowded as it is .


Look at how many of these idiots went to rehab and end up doing the same crap over and over. Although I agree the flow of drugs needs to be stopped, it will never happen as long as the southern border is not secured. 95% of heroin crosses the southern border. But when you say things like that your racist and cold hearted. Don't get me wrong there is some good honest people wanting to get here but amongst those good ones is a criminal element that is destroying lives every single day with drugs and violence.


Business 101 Supply & Demand: If there is no demand then there is no need for the supply ! Don't do drugs in the first place you morons !




This is just so sad. This girl was raised by an aunt + uncle who worked very hard to give her an education, a good home, everything + every opportunity to become a successful person in life. This is how she repays them? Shame on you Nora. Look at the example you are setting for your children, the shame + sadness you are putting on your family. Get the help you need to change your life around.