Woman overdoses at Liberty home, male homeowner faces charges


LIBERTY — A Youngstown man faces several drug charges after police said he used cocaine with a woman in his house about 3 a.m. today, and the woman overdosed, according to a police report.

Herman Wolf, 73, called police, and stated his friend overdosed.

Police found the woman in the bathroom with visible track marks on both her arms, shallow breathing and a light pulse. The officer asked Wolf to help pull her out of the bathroom but Wolf said he was too tired, the report said.

An officer administered Narcan to the woman and she was transported to Northside Regional Medical Center by Liberty Fire Department, the report said.

Officers found remnants of a loose, white powdery substance on the table with chopping marks.

Wolf told police he and the woman were doing cocaine and she collapsed in his room, at which point he called 911 and threw away the syringe.

Officers recovered the syringe. They also found a burnt bent spoon on the counter and cocaine on a bed post, the report said.

Wolf told officers he always feared the woman would overdose and die in his home.

Wolf is charged with corrupting another with drugs, permitting drug abuse, tampering with evidence, possessing drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. He was scheduled to appear today in Girard Municipal Court.

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