EAST PALESTINE –A Trumbull County girl was having a snack assault of types when she led metropolis police on a pursuit Friday night time, leading to felony fees.
Cassidy M. Francis, 22, of Warren was charged at 9:34 p.m. Friday within the 700 block of North Market Avenue with felonious assault, a first-degree felony; failure to adjust to the order of a police officer, a fourth-degree felony; resisting arrest; drug paraphernalia; and quite a lot of unspecified site visitors offenses.
In keeping with metropolis Police Chief James C. Brown III, officers tried to take Francis, and her passenger L.C. DeShawn Harvey, into custody on a number of excellent warrants earlier than she initiated the pursuit.
After practically hanging an undercover patrol automotive whereas touring in reverse, Francis allegedly tried to run over one other officer in her effort to flee.
The pursuit concluded when she misplaced management of her automobile, hanging a phone police and leading to a rollover crash on N. Market Avenue.
Brown mentioned officers recovered greater than 2,000 grams of THC edibles packaged in 52 baggage which are designed to resemble quite a lot of model identify chips, cookies and sweet.
In keeping with different media experiences, Montgomery County and its Group Overdose Motion Crew (C.O.A.T.) had sounded the alarm concerning THC-infused edibles which are being made to appear like common snacks two months in the past. At the moment, they mentioned the merchandise might not have undergone state regulatory pointers for meals high quality and security, warning that ingestion might result in both sickness or overdose. County coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger additionally warned that the target market is youth, who might “have bother discerning the distinction between THC-infused edibles and precise meals” — particularly because of the recognition of acquainted packaging however possessing restricted studying abilities.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive compound of hashish.
Drug paraphernalia and different narcotics, which have been forwarded to the crime lab for testing, additionally have been recovered and will end in extra fees relying on outcomes.
Francis was driving a automobile owned by Jeremy Lee Kale additionally of Warren.
There have been no accidents on account of the crash.
Along with the costs filed towards Francis, Harvey, of Warren, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
The case stays below investigation.
Francis faces greater than 12 years in jail and fines exceeding $25,000 if convicted of those unique fees.
“I commend the officers for the work on this automotive. Serving arrest warrants and taking unlawful medicine off the road is a crucial a part of retaining our communities secure,” Police Chief Brown mentioned. He praised the New Waterford Police Division and Columbiana County Sheriff’s Workplace for help within the case.