Cops seize cocaine, meth, drug instruments in New London

Cary Ashby • Oct 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM

NEW LONDON — Two women were charged in connection with a drug-related traffic stop early Tuesday morning in New London.

Third Street residents Cassandra L. Nagy, 25, and Emily Harlin, also 25, each were charged with providing false information. Nagy also was cited with driving under suspension.

Police Chief Mike Marko said Nagy has a Ravenna address on her driver’s license while Harlin is from Medina, but they have been living in the village.

“We charged them at the scene. There will be felony charges pending,” he added.

During the traffic stop, police reported confiscating suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription pills, two scales, several “baggies,” some cash, various possible drug instruments and two large knives. Officers took photos and the drugs will be tested in the Mansfield crime laboratory.

“A ‘tip of the appreciation hat’ for a job well done by Officer Jacob Johnson during (this) call. His training, instincts and persistence paid off with the confiscation of the drugs that were preparing to be sold in our community,” Marko wrote on the police department Facebook page.

Just before 2:30 a.m., a caller reported a disturbance at a Third Street apartment.

“These two girls were arguing,” said Marko, referring to Nagy and Harlin. “A neighbor heard them yelling at each other.”

While Johnson was on the way to Third Street, he saw a blue van that just left the scene, the chief added. The officer initiated a traffic stop on East Main Street. Marko said the stop happened “within a half-mile” from the apartment.

As Johnson interviewed Nagy, “she gave Emily’s name, but she couldn’t know her Social Security number,” Marko said. “That’s a red flag.”

The officer then initiated a probable cause search of the van. Marko said the officer called the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, which brought its canine unit to the scene and the police dog indicated there were possible drugs in the vehicle, which was towed from the scene.

Before the traffic stop, police had been keeping an eye on the apartment where the suspects have been living.

Due to people being seen walking in and out of the Third Street at various times of the day, “we felt there might be some suspicious activity,” Marko said. “We just gave it some special attention.”

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