Boardman police make drug-related arrests

Staff report


A township woman faces numerous criminal charges after police were called to Afton Avenue on Thursday in reference to her “going door-to-door asking for a ride,” according to a police report.

Officers were dispatched shortly after noon. They located Tina McMahon, 37, of Wildwood Drive on an Afton Avenue porch. McMahon told police that her boyfriend had “left her at a drug house,” according to the report.

While speaking with McMahon, police discovered that she had an active warrant out of Youngstown for failing to appear in court on a child-endangering charge, according to the report.

When McMahon’s boyfriend and son arrived at the scene, police said she began to yell and attempt to get out of the police cruiser, causing a plastic partition in the vehicle to break.

Police then searched her purse, in which they reported finding pills, two metal pipes, a small bag of a “brown gum-like substance,” and a loose substance folded into a piece of paper that McMahon told them was hashish.

Police said McMahon put up a struggle when they attempted to put her in handcuffs and secure her in the cruiser, leading her to break the interior door handle. Police also reported that she unbuckled herself while en route to the jail, struck her head against the plastic partition and yelled racial slurs at people in another vehicle.

The incident led to charges of possession of dangerous drugs (two counts), possession of drugs, vandalism to property owned by a government entity and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also Thursday, township police took into custody Jennifer Kozic, 40, of South Avenue in Boardman on warrants related to an overdose, according to a police report.

Police were dispatched to Kozic’s apartment the night of July 17. The township fire department and an ambulance crew were already there.

A man told police that he found Kozic unresponsive in the apartment building’s laundry room. He attempted to perform CPR, then called 911, he said.

Police sometimes charge people with inducing panic after responding to overdoses. Kozic was supposed to be watching her toddler at the time, Kozic’s boyfriend told police.

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