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Police seize more suspected heroin in New London

Cary Ashby • Dec 18, 2018 at 4:00 AM

NEW LONDON — Village police used its second drug-related search warrant in three days and made a separate, felony warrant arrest Saturday.

Ten officers, including New London Police Chief Mike Marko, executed the warrant about 6:15 p.m. at 35 Westwood Drive. Police said they seized suspected heroin, several dug abuse instruments, paraphernalia and cell phones as evidence.

Donald S. Adams Jr., 33, of 35 Westwood Drive, New London, was arrested on two felony warrants, including a New London case involving the suspected theft of credit cards, Marko said. Adams was in the Huron County Jail as of Monday afternoon.

“One was drug trafficking out of Norwalk,” Marko said, referring to a case handled by Norwalk officers.

Huron County Children Services was called to the scene. Marko said officials removed a male juvenile from the Westwood Drive home.

Police have submitted the suspected heroin to the Mansfield crime lab for testing.

“Charges are pending,” Marko said.

Sgt. Seth Miracle said police had been investigating the case for a couple weeks.

Saturday’s incident was the second time officers have used a search warrant in the village in three days. Miracle said the two incidents aren’t connected. 

During the search Thursday night at 169 Coleman Court, police have said they located and confiscated suspected heroin, a digital scale, several syringes and other drug instruments as evidence. Jonathan M. Pastel, 31, of the same address, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and released at the scene.

Miracle said the presence of heroin in New London “kinda died down a little bit” and now there is more methamphetamine than normal.

“Now heroin is on the rise, so we’re seeing a little bit of both — not mixed together,” he added.

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