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Judge revokes bond after woman shows up high for court hearing

Cary Ashby • Aug 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM

A Willard woman's positive drug test before a hearing Monday led to her bond being revoked.

Ashley Henry, 22, of 50 Crestwood Drive, was out on bond before her hearing in Huron County Common Pleas Court about a motion for intervention in lieu of conviction. Judge Jim Conway said the defendant "appeared to be inebriated" and then tested positive for opiate use; probation officer Dexter Chandler later confirmed Henry had a dirty drug screen for opiates and oxycodone.

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said his office had received information that Henry was "having some issues."

"This obviously isn't positive," added Leffler, who said he hopes Henry's time in jail will help her get sober.

Upon reviewing the defendant's file, Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Henry appeared to be a good candidate for intervention. If granted and Henry successfully completes the substance abuse treatment, there would be no felony conviction on her record.

Once out of jail, Henry received "minimal support" and had been doing the best she could about her substance abuse issues, Longo said. She also told her attorney she didn't want to be jailed for having a relapse.

Henry faces one count each of theft of a credit card and identity fraud, both in connection with a Jan. 21 incident. She also is charged with aggravated possession of oxycodone stemming from a Jan. 31 offense.

Her next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 16 with a trial date of Sept. 24.

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