Canfield man gets jail term for his role in overdose

YOUNGSTOWN — A Canfield man will serve six months in jail for providing a woman with heroin that resulted in her nonfatal overdose.

Anthony Beshara, 19, of Heritage Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of corrupting another with drugs late last year in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

The charges arose after Beshara called police when a woman in his car began to overdose.

Beshara told the court he and the woman purchased heroin together the night before and she had left her heroin at his house. When she arrived the next day, Beshara said she used the heroin before they left to go to to a fast-food restaurant. It was on the way to the restaurant that she overdosed, he said.

Judge R. Scott Krichbaum imposed the jail term today as a condition of Beshara's five-year probation.

“The only difference between this case and you killing her with these drugs is that she recovered from the OD,” Judge Krichbaum said.

For the complete story, read Wednesday's Vindicator and

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