Two arrested in major drug bust in Norwalk

Local authorities raided a Norwalk residence Sunday night and seized heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They also made two arrests.

Drug investigators with METRICH, a 10-county task force, used a search warrant at 5211 U.S.
250 N., Norwalk.

Seven officers from the Norwalk Police Department, Willard Police Department, Huron County Prosecutor's Office and the Huron County Sheriff's Office seized 44 balloons of heroin, crack cocaine, three weapons, marijuana, hundreds of used hypodermic needles, other drug related paraphernalia and more than $300 U.S. currency.

Darran Townsend, 26, who is currently out on bond and is awaiting sentencing for possessing 98 balloons of heroin at an Erie County motel in November 2011, was arrested and transported to the Huron County Jail on several drug-related charges.

Scott Dale, 34, who was convicted of trafficking in heroin in November 2011 and was sentenced to three years of community control, was arrested for violating the terms of hisĀ  probation at the direction of his parole officer. He was transported to the Huron County Jail without incident.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are likely, police said.

Originally published in the Norwalk Reflector on May14, 2012.

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