8 facing drug-related charges in Austintown

Staff report


Township police were kept busy over the holiday weekend with a number of drug-related arrests.

Seven people are facing drug-related charges after four separate incidents between Saturday and Monday.

Samantha Morrow, 26, and Richard Ostrander Jr., 29, both of Warren, and Haley Taylor, 25, of Newton Falls all face charges of possession of drug-abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and drug abuse for cocaine. The three were arrested early Saturday at Quality Inn, 870 North Canfield-Niles Road, after noise complaints and reports of a woman “rolling around on the floor in the hallway,” according to the report.

Police found syringes, glass pipes and crack cocaine in the hotel room, the report said. Ostrander told police: “I have to bury my mother, and I use to help the stress,” the report said. He continued: “We aren’t rich in here, we only bought $10 worth of crack.”

Heather Herron, 38, of Youngstown, is accused of stealing $7 worth of items from TravelCenter of America, 5400 Seventy-Six Drive late Sunday.

Police found Herron and Edward Ennett, 49, of Youngstown, parked outside Pilot Travel Center, 1150 North Canfield-Niles Road. An officer searched Ennett and found a glass pipe, according to the report.

She was charged with theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and was arrested on two warrants from Youngstown police.

Ennett was charged with complicity to theft and drug abuse.

Johanan Pandone, 33, of Canfield, and Melissa Seekins, 38, of Berlin Center, were arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop.

Four syringes, Chore Boy scouring pads, two tourniquets and a glass pipe were found in the vehicle, according to the report.

Seekins was arrested on active warrants from Mahoning and Trumbull county common pleas courts, and is charged with possession of drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia; Pandone was arrested on an active warrant from Mahoning County Area Court on previous drug charges.

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