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10 indicted by Huron County grand jury

Cary Ashby • Updated Mar 13, 2018 at 8:32 PM

A co-defendant in the recent Cline Street methamphetamine drug raid has been indicted on threatening someone involved in the case.

Brandon W. Henderson, 34, most recently of 16 Minard Place, was charged with intimidation of an attorney, victim or witness in a criminal case in connection with a Feb. 24 incident. If convicted of the third-degree felony, he faces nine months to three years in prison.

The morning after posting a $40,000 bond in the meth case, Henderson is accused of threatening “a potential witness in the case,” Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton said earlier.

Shortly after Henderson’s arrest, Fulton had said he wanted to secure a search warrant to access the phone so he could retrieve the messages that Henderson reportedly sent.

Henderson turned himself into police Feb. 17, two days after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. He then spent about six days in the Huron County Jail. Officers were looking for Henderson after the special response team used a search warrant the morning of Feb. 15 at a suspected meth lab on Cline Street. The drug raid closed Cline from League to Fruen streets.

While on Cline Street, authorities said they placed two children, ages 7 and 13, in the temporary custody of other relatives.

Henderson initially was charged with illegal manufacturing of meth while Jessica S. Bryan, 26, most recently of 13 Cline St., was charged with complicity to illegal manufacturing of meth. On Feb. 23, Henderson’s case was transferred from Norwalk Municipal Court to Huron County Common Pleas Court for a possible indictment while court records indicate Bryan’s case is being reviewed by Huron County prosecutors.

In another case, a rural Norwalk man has been indicted on multiple drug-related charges. Shane V. Fick II, 22, of 271 Gibbs Road, was charged with one count each of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and aggravated possession of drugs, both in connection with a Feb. 6 incident.

Fick also was charged with four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs in connection with controlled drug buys on Jan. 18, 19 and 25 and Feb. 6.

Other defendants who were indicted Friday are:

• Owen J. Baker, 25, of 104 W. Main St., North Fairfield, on tampering with evidence in connection with a Feb. 15 incident

• Cody D. Foster, 25, of Toledo, on one count each of burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle, both in connection with a Feb. 18 incident

• Bryton T. Holden, 21, of Sandusky, on grand theft of a motor vehicle in connection with a Feb. 7 incident involving a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country van. He also was charged with one count each of having weapons while under disability, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of heroin and possession of cocaine, all stemming from a Feb. 25 offense.

• Pamela Pena, 30, of 204 Chapman St., Bellevue, on tampering with evidence and possessing drug abuse instruments, both in connection with an Oct. 15 incident

• Michael L. Richardson, 34, of 100 S. Main St., Lot 33, North Fairfield, on unauthorized use of a vehicle in connection with an incident from Dec. 9 through 11

• Marc A. Sater, 21, of 45 N. Hester St., on two charges of forgery, in connection with incidents on Oct. 3 and 4

• Ashley J. Schmidt, 35, of 99 Wooster St., on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both in connection with a Nov. 14, 2016 incident 

• Shawn G. Willis, 32, of 5824 Fox Glove Drive, New London on tampering with evidence in connection with a Feb. 6 incident

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