Convicted heroin dealer has bond revoked

A convicted heroin dealer had her bond revoked after testing positive for drug use. She previously blamed her boyfriend for getting her addicted and for manipulating her.
Cary Ashby
Mar 19, 2012

A convicted heroin dealer had her bond revoked Monday in connection with violating her probation by testing positive for opiates.

Brittany N. Fernekees, 22, of 311 U.S. 250, New London, has been on three years of probation for trafficking in heroin.

In mid-February 2011, she was sentenced to 60 days in the Huron County Jail. She also was fined $250 and ordered to reimburse the Huron County Sheriff's Office $40 to cover the cost of drug testing.

At one point, Fernekees spent four to six months in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF). Near the end of last year, she was released from the form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

After her release from the CBCF, Fernekees tested positive for opiates and oxycodone, Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway revoked the defendant's bond Monday. That means Fernekees will remain behind bars until she is sentenced for her probation violation April 9.

Fernekees, in 2011, emotionally told the court about her struggle with drugs and how she has been addicted to heroin since high school. She also blamed her boyfriend at the time for getting her addicted and for manipulating her.

"I had to do all the dirty work," Fernekees told Conway. "If I screwed up, there were consequences. I was physically and emotionally abused."

"It's been really hard to get sober," said the defendant, who was undergoing local substance abuse counseling and attending three AA meetings a week.

Comments

LookingDown

Aaawwwwww......that's sad! (sarcasm).....pos

Myrtle Turtle

It says she's 22, if I were to guess her age, I would have said at least 42.

LookingDown

Now I don't know about that.

E.Cartman

Age can be determined by the number of "balloons" one can conceal. ;-)

Seen it All

Well DIP$HIT...... LOOSE the boyfriend ..........and after spending all those months in DR CONWAY's CBCF.....You're STILL not cured? IMAGINE THAT!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Well said. It's amazing how these young pretty girls get with these DB wanna be thugs and get dragged down by them. An absolute crying shame- waste of perfectly good white people.

E.Cartman

lol...........yes, yes it is.

dataverified105

Is norwalk the only town in the world with more heroin dealers then there are just plain users.

CitytoCity

yes myrtle ...drugs destroy a persons body

mitchhegedusic

Look at her Facebook pic and then look at her mugshot......"This is your brain on drugs!"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Holy Schneikies BatMan. What is this world coming to? She looks like someone I would let babysit for me. WOW. Watch your back, and keep the AR locked and loaded folks.

Kottage Kat

Judge Conway should recognize these folks as repeat customers of the court and do something to prevent that in the future. IMHO Kat

70X7FG

Does the court system look at other thriving towns & counties and see what is working for drug addicts? Do they look for other colleagues in the same field and get suggestions,solutions,etc...what really works?What doesn't?Has it become all about ourselves,money & power or is it about making a BIG DIFFERENCE in our world? It is time to get off your lazy butts and do something all of us!!!What is our purpose here???Do you know???

Myrtle Turtle

This is the article from feb. 10, 2001.

http://www.norwalkreflector.com/...

Kottage Kat

The article says 2011. Thank you for posting. Kat

Myrtle Turtle

oops. 2011

Kottage Kat

Myrtle, Oops are allowed and they make us human. Kat

LookingDown

Omg!.......

Dusty

I have to say CBCF isnt working. You would think that the Judge would find some kind of new program like HARD LABOR or something to keep these people from coming back in the system. The way it's going now is just a revolving door.

E.Cartman

I would have to say the CBCF success rate sucks!

Kottage Kat

I concur heartily E. Cartman, with the recent changes in the ORC, do not expect things to get better. Kat

Who_Cares

You know whats so stupid about most all the comments out there, is you guys judge people by skin color and looks... When drugs has no barriers .....To say that she could be your baby sitter is stupid, like it couldn't happen to them or the girl nexts door.....PLEASES. It happen to everyone that choices that road... Or to say that her boyfriend is to blame is lame.... She made that choice not him.. Its time people take responsibility for their own actions..... Instead of blaming everyone else....The problem with the court system is they send people that look like her to CBCF rather then prison... Thinking there going to save them or something when really all there doing is getting names and numbers for the next high.... So where does that leave the opposite people, in prison that's where.... We have all seen people that where first time offenders go to prison or with harsher punishment....WHY? Because they don't look like you or don't come from the same DNA.... PLEASES...But people like her won't go to prison they will get a second, third, fourth, fifth change.... And we wonder why we have a drug problem!!!!!

LookingDown

Pleases?

Who_Cares

What? denial Is a disease too, the more were in denial the worst the problem gets....... Learn to send them all to prison,not just though that don't look a certain way.... Its time to get this problem UNDER CONTROL.....

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

A waste of perfectly good white folks. Nigga PLEASES.

Who_Cares

Yeah well looks like Huron County is FULL of these so called "Waste of perfectly good white floks"........ Just read the NR daily.....

suspicion247

Please don't bring race into it. What has race got to do with ANYTHING?

THED0N

This is great that they are catching these dealers. Get that Junk off the streets. Get the Big dealers next!!! Keep them coming NPD!!!!

70X7FG

Yep!Keep on thowing them in jail and using your tax dollars that comes out of your paycheck,gas,food,etc!They get out and do it all over again!!!We have to keep the jail staff busy and paying their wages!!!a Monopoly!

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