New Castle News


July 10, 2014

Local woman arrested in Youngstown

NEW CASTLE — A New Castle woman was arrested in a Youngstown park for allegedly buying and using heroin with her child present.

Youngstown authorities say Ashley Leonard, 24, of 1016 Dushane St. is charged child endangerment. Officers said she was with a New Springfield, Ohio, man who faces similar charges.

 Police said the two were caught with hypodermic needles in a park off East Midlothian Boulevard. They said the couple and Leonard's 4-year-old child purchased suspected heroin at a Youngstown house. Police said afterwards they went to the park to inject the drug.

The child was turned over to Mahoning County Children Services.

Leonard is to appear in Youngstown court on the charges next month.

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