Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

$1 million bond for suspect Norwood police chased and caught

Following a chase yesterday, Norwood police officers caught Leopoldo Mesa, 23, and arrested and charged him with failure to comply and trafficking in drugs. The officers found 6 heroin balloons on him. The Enquirer says Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Mark Waters today told Municipal Court Judge Cheryl Grant that Mesa has ties to the criminal organization “whose past procedure is to bond him out and move him to another city or back to Mexico.” Noting she gave $2 million bonds Tuesday to accused drug dealers from Arizona and Akron, Ohio, the judge set Mesa’s bond at $1 million.

Congrats to the NPD officers on this big arrest!