Erie County sheriff's deputies assisted Huron County authorities with a custody dispute over the weekend involving a Norwalk woman accused of taking her two children to a local "crack house."
The sister of Lisa M. Canter, 32, of 133 N. West St., had temporary custody of Canter's two girls, 7 and 9, and allowed their mother to visit them as long Canter or the children weren't around drugs, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
"Lisa refused to give her the kids," he said, when the sister found Canter at a Norwalk grocery store Sunday night. The sister said Canter had been to prison and accused her of going to a Norwalk "crack house" with her daughters, which Canter denied doing.
The sister filed a complaint with the Norwalk Police Department after Canter left the store. Erie County deputies overheard Huron County sheriff's dispatchers say they were searching for a silver Chevrolet Cavalier. An officer stopped Canter in the car on Kelly Road near Strucker Road after she had been on Thomas and Huber roads.
Deputies determined Canter had three driver's license suspensions, Sigsworth said. She was charged with one count of the offense and was released to her sister along with Canter's daughters.