Heroin defendant 'not off the hook,' but released from jail

Woman previously sent to CBCF after being seen shooting up heroin in front of Norwalk mobile home park office
Cary Ashby
Aug 21, 2013

A judge hopes the jail time for a Willard woman convicted of attempting to swallow pills during a police investigation will be a sufficient "wake-up call" for her.

Former Norwalk resident Justina M. Hall, 26, appeared in Huron County Common Pleas Court for a brief probation violation hearing Monday. Judge Jim Conway revoked her bond in late July when she stipulated there was probable cause for violating her community control sanctions.

Hall was accused of testing positive for opiates and failing to report in for her probation office visits. She earlier was discharged from the Worth Center, a substance abuse treatment center.

"This was her first positive test," probation officer Andrea Cooke told the judge in July. "(She's been) struggling big time with her heroin addiction."

During Monday's hearing, Conway warned Hall the probation violation wouldn't be dismissed, but said the state could do so if she followed the terms of her community control sanctions. There will be a hearing scheduled for about three months from now.

"This is a second chance. You're not off the hook," Conway told the defendant.

"I appreciate it," said Hall, who was released on a personal recognizance bond.

A heroin-related case is why she is on three years of probation.

In October, Hall pleaded guilty to attempted tampering with evidence. A passing driver reported seeing Hall on the steps of a Milan Avenue Norwalk mobile home park office, sitting with a syringe to her arm Sept. 1.

"(Norwalk police) found Ms. Hall in an intoxicated condition," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler told the judge earlier. "Her purse was brought out. She tried to lunge for some pills and tried to swallow them."

On Dec. 12, Hall was ordered to spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. She also was fined $250.

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votelibertarian

She now works at Willard wendys with a few other people like her...

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AshleyPatton9333

votelibertarian No, actually maybe you should get your facts straight she DOES NOT work at Willard wendys. III work at willard wendys, check your facts before you go spoutin off at the mouth.

AEversole

So what.... at least they are working. I commend her for taking steps to get her life back in order... keep up the fight, it gets easier every day

ladydye_5

"Get her life back in order"? Did you see she tested POSTIVE on a drug test? AND failed to report to her PO. How is that getting her life in order? Sounds like she is still doing drugs to me. Just because you have a job does not mean you have your life in order.

Korrupttown88

Wendys is willards dumping grounds for felons.. they don't even do background checks.

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AshleyPatton9333

& I don't know what any of you are talking about, Wendys does not hire felons! i'm about 2.5 seconds from flippin tf out! i'd just keep yr mouths shut. flat tf out.

votelibertarian

Free Hep with every order

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AshleyPatton9333

You should probably get a life. Or at least get your facts straight, i don't know where you're getting all this information but i'm pretty sure thats slander. Someones lookin for a charge huh? lol more power to ya buddy. fwm

richrs

A charge of what? Slander is a civil not a criminal wrong, and all things considered (the type of people being discussed) will be almost impossible to prove.

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AshleyPatton9333

watch. youll see.

ms.smarttypants

Another hearing in three months I hardly call this a judicial system. However addiction is not an easy thing to beat. This s n eaepidemic so how about instead of talking negaively try to look at the positive side. Besides its not her fault Conway lets everyone with minor felonys out.

Korrupttown88

Shes already went and got high.. look at her new facebook pics.. her and another girl are high as hell in those pics.. wow.

ms.smarttypants

Not only gets high wrecks her car on is hanging out with other felons way to go Conway Shes really learning her lesson!!

hillybilly30

I am a recovering addict does that mean I am a bad person all you fxxxxxcccckkkssss on here need to stop judging people unlees you have been through it then you need to shut up about it its people like you that makes it hard for people like me to quit every1 is always so fast to point there finger but im sure every1 of you have did something stupid to so grow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ladydye_5

If you are recovering that's great, more power to you and the best of luck. I wish you the best. This girl just testes POSITIVE and MISSED her PO appointments. SHE has NOT learned her lesson yet. She is still a DRUGGIE. And I am sorry until you learn to accept responsibility for your actions you will never learn. It is not someone else's problem it is YOUR problem. Noone did it but YOU. It is not my fault it is hard for YOU to quit. I point a finger and that makes it hard for you?

Scranton Tibbs

"It's people like you that makes it hard for people like me to quit." ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSES FAULT BUT YOURS. Typical drug addict mentality. Read your paragraph. You called everyone "fxxxxxcccckkkssss" and you use no punctuation, and you can not spell. Are you still on drugs? You don't make a good case for yourself. Excuse me while I take a break to stop laughing at you.

Yall Make Me Sick

Lol. Could not agree more!

Wildbunch3

Scranton, I love you!

Scranton Tibbs

You are too kind!

votelibertarian

yea, what they said

KURTje

Be advised billy if you come to our zone our dogs lust for billy meat. This area has to deal with YOUR crap & your problems. We deal with ours too. Only you would not like being stammed by us.

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AshleyPatton9333

votelibertarian No, actually maybe you should get your facts straight she DOES NOT work at Willard wendys. III work at willard wendys, check your facts before you go spoutin off at the mouth.

votelibertarian

I have seen her another woman fresh out of rehab and a couple other low lifes that haven't been caught yet.

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AshleyPatton9333

& I don't know what any of you are talking about, Wendys does not hire felons! i'm about 2.5 seconds from flippin tf out! i'd just keep yr mouths shut. flat tf out.

Wildbunch3

Ashley, please don't flip out in 2.5 seconds.....PLEASE!!! I'm so scared of the damage you're going to do on the computer. DON'T DO IT!!!! Justina is still on drugs, she will NEVER change!! She did work at Wendy's, it does hire felons Ashley, sorry to tell ya.

Scranton Tibbs

What are you, 15? Please flip out in 2.5 seconds. NOBODY here is scared of you. You're hilarious, please post more often. "I'd just keep yr mouths shut." Or what....you'll post again. RUH ROH!

Everyone is fam...

Ohhhhh noooo. Everybody duck! I can't believe you all are insulting Wendy's! I'm flabbergasted. Some people take their burger flipping very seriously. Puhleeeze Ashley, take your chill pill, or ask one of your felon co-workers to spot you one. You're so uptight.

MR.PERFECT

that sh1t on your lip gots some sh1t on its lip.......Wendy's is a felon dump and I bbq heard v the girls out there working. off backpage.com slingin their come.dumps. for$10 or $15 a pop. This chick is white trash, het friends are white trash PERIOD

Korrupttown88

UMMM.. yes wendys in Willard does hire felons.. you need to check your employee list and go on huron county clerk of courts website ashleypatton9333

Scranton Tibbs

She will check into it....in 2.5 seconds.

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