The Norwalk Police Department recently arrested six adult suspects and a juvenile in connection with selling heroin.
Norwalk residents Brandon M. Wiseman, 24, of 13 Welton Ave.; and Adam L. Weimer, 29, of 129 1/2 Benedict Ave.; were charged with trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school. The fourth-degree felonies, which are in connection with an incident Tuesday, are punishable by six to 18 months behind bars.
Brittany L. Meacham, 26, of Huron, is charged with complicity to trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school.
"Those were all League Elementary," said Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton, referring to where the controlled drug buys happened.
Police also arrested Jeffrey D. Gregg, 27, of Lorain, on trafficking in heroin in connection with an Oct. 23 incident.
Vincent L. Poland, 27, of 39 Jefferson St., was charged with trafficking in heroin while Blake A. Vick, 23, of 33 Morley Drive, faces conspiracy to trafficking in heroin. Each of those fifth-degree felonies, which are punishable by six to 12 months behind bars, are in connection with an incident Monday.
In addition, a 17-year-old juvenile suspect was charged with trafficking in heroin and transported to a juvenile detention facility.
Fulton said some of the incidents are related to the same cases, but declined to elaborate. The detective estimated the arrests happened within the last week or 10 days and all the incidents were controlled drug buys using confidential informants.
"We'll be making more arrests," Fulton added.
Anyone with information concerning the sale and/or use of illegal drugs is encouraged to call the Norwalk Police Department at (419) 663-6780. The department is a member of the METRICH Enforcement Unit, a drug task force covering 10 area counties.
Originally published in the Norwalk reflector on October 31, 2014.