Convicted drug dealer arrested on new, similar charges

Woman released from jail on promise to return for future court hearings.
Cary Ashby
Sep 28, 2013

A Norwalk woman convicted of selling hydrocodone was arraigned Tuesday on similar charges.

Carol J. Ashcroft, 55, of 80 Norwood Ave., is charged with two counts of trafficking in hydrocodone in connection with incidents on Feb. 17 and 24, 2012. If convicted of each charge, she faces six to 18 months behind bars.

The Norwalk Police Department arrested Ashcroft on a secret indictment about 9:15 p.m. Monday at a Milan Avenue mobile home. She was transported to the Huron County Jail.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway released the defendant on a personal recognizance bond after she entered "not guilty" pleas Tuesday. That means Ashcroft signed an agreement promising to return for future hearings and was allowed to leave without paying any money. Her trial date is Dec. 19.

In September, Ashcroft pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in hydrocodone for a Feb. 15, 2012 incident. She will be sentenced Oct. 17.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo said Tuesday there was a communication breakdown and clerical mistake about the new charges because otherwise, they likely would have been resolved with the previous case.

Comments

Whiskey Tango F...

one of the new charges better be public indeciency with a pink moo-moo

Contango

I fail to see how imprisoning her (at taxpayer expense) is gonna make a 'dent' in the local drug mkt.

IMO, give her probation.

Whiskey Tango F...

one last moo-moo wearin', wal-mart shoppin', trailer lovin citizen on the prowl!!!
You know what goes great with trailers? TRUCKERS!

ladydye_5

So she did this on THREE different days, in the SAME week? WOW. Ok. Yep, I'd say this is how she pays the rent! Lets take bets on if she shows up for court. We all know how well the personal recognizance bonds work in Huron county!

benedict

Oh Lord, Did you have to give us a close up..lol