'She won't survive'

Local 22-year-old woman violates intervention program, could have avoided felony on her record if she had stayed out of trouble.
Cary Ashby
Dec 18, 2013

A Willard woman who violated the terms of the court's drug intervention program had several convictions imposed Monday.

Ashley Henry, 22, of 50 Crestwood Drive, admitted to several violations, which included a positive urine test for methamphetamine and ecstasy. The drug screen happened Nov. 16 at the Huron County Jail.

Henry also failed to show up for a probation office visit Nov. 8 -- seven days after she was released from jail. She had served a week behind bars for violating the terms of intervention. That's a standard punishment in the program, which doesn't require a hearing.

Since about Nov. 6, the defendant also failed to attend required AA and NA meetings. On Nov. 8, she didn't attend a mandatory substance abuse treatment session.

The Willard Police Department arrested Henry on Nov. 6 on the probation violation warrant.

Due to the various offenses, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway imposed three convictions: One count each of theft of a credit card and identity fraud, both for a Jan. 21 incident. She also was convicted of possession of oxycodone for a Jan. 31 offense.

In August, a positive drug test led to Henry being held without bond when Conway said the defendant "appeared to be inebriated." After that hearing, she tested positive for opiates and oxycodone.

The court granted Henry intervention in lieu of conviction in mid-September. That means if she successfully completed the court program, she wouldn't have a conviction on her record.

Probation officer Dexter Chandler, at Monday's hearing, said if Henry didn't receive in-house treatment, "she won't survive."

As a condition of her three years of probation, Henry will spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. Conway ordered her to reimburse Willard police $40 to cover the cost of drug testing and fined her $250. Henry, who is subject to random drug screens, also had her driver's license suspended for six months.

If she violates the terms of her probation, she faces one year in prison.

Comments

Kingsin

coop, you nearly plagiarized my comments from earlier, good job and am in agreement

bizzmachine1965

'She won't survive' well lets get a bag ready and call the trash department .

hardknocklife

88'...spending good money on bad people would also include the ones that use and abuse the system. Maybe our tax money shouldnt go towards that either. I suppose you've never done anything wrong in your life. It's just perfect. You've probably never lied, stolen, cheated, smoke a little bit of pot or anything that others would look at as wrong. And I'm going to assume you're a church goer to and if you are you probably should stop because you're not living the Christian life by judging others. Remember the golden rule? Do unto others as you would want done unto you.

As far as some of the other comments go I feel really bad for you. At least that family knows they're not going to get a knock on their door. I'm sure her mother can sleep at night knowing that her daughter is some where "safe". Again its not right what she's done but you can't tell me that you wouldn't do anything in your power to help someone that you love. And if that means them being in jail or prison then so be it.

barkerb23

She will survive.

Chris82

All you negative people are a joke i pray one day that you have someone close to you that has to battle an addiction an stop being cowards an put names on your negative remarks!!!!! If everyone would stand united just maybe we could help each other overcome addictions or whatever the case may be!!!! Ashley H i wish u the best of luck an pray that this CBCF helps you with whatever issues you have to overcome to be a better person and mother!!!! Stay strong an keep moving forward.... Hiding behind a made up screen name i would be ashamed!!!!!

wowsers

I agree with you ((although I do not wish that on any person or family)) all these people have clearly never dealt with something like this. I hope this girl does get help and change her life. It is such a sad thing to witness no matter who it is

wowsers

Goodness looks like everyone comes running with a knife ready to kill. I'm not saying she deserves another chance or that it was ok for her to break the law. I'm not saying it is right for a little slap on the wrist and let loose to do it again. But what I am saying is why in the hell would she stop using drugs if everyone who is suppost to give a crap about her turns their back on her. Clearly she has a problem. Yes sticking a needle into her arm was her own choice. But I can bet you a million bucks its something she wishes everyday she never started. If you have never sat next to someone and watched how heroin controls their every move than you haven't a clue what it does to a person. I am not by any means trying to make excuses for this girl. I absolutely hate drugs and am completely discusted by the thought of them. But seriously how can you judge anyone unless you have walked in their shoes??

CoopersHawk72

Wowser and chris
Are you high? If you had bothered to read and understand the comments you would see sympathy for the family and frustration that rehab does not help. Buy a clue.

hardknocklife

Cooper-i don't not believe anyone us looking for sympathy. I did clearly read ALL the comments and understand them ALL. "Get a casket, put her out for trash, kick her a** the the curb, she won't survive," and so forth. Wow how proud I would be if I were all these individuals judging others is wrong. Unless you know what that family is going through, and her, you have no idea. Would you want your loved one wished all this? Like I have stated before, I don't not like drugs and what she has done or anyone who is an addict ,but we are all human and we make mistakes. Yes her mistakes are made public but I'm sure you have some skeletons in your closet too.

CoopersHawk72

hard knock life
Granted, we have a few comments here that are not appreciated by anyone but instead of focusing on the negative and giving those postings the attention they crave, trying to ignore them and see that there are people here who do want this girl to survive. They hate the thoughts of what this is doing to her family. She comes from people well known in the Willard area. How do they feel when they see the headline? If you have ever lost someone or had to watch a family member go through the horror of losing their child this whole scenario hits you in the gut.
You think her mother has not done everything she could? She probably does not know which way to turn. It is good there is an extended family hopefully they can comfort each other. Posters looking to shock or get attention aren't really saying anything worth reading but other people do care. Compassion trumps vulgarity. The community has compassion for this family.

hardknocklife

Yes, i agree!! That family and any others are enduring much. Individuals just need to realize this and be positive! May God be with that family and her.

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