POLAND TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Poland Township police officers took two people into custody as part of a search warrant Tuesday morning.
As of Wednesday, the man has been charged but charges were dropped against the woman.
Bond has been set at $7,500 for James Sladewski, of Poland Township.
He appeared in Struthers Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon on a charge of aggravated drug possession. He is due back in court again later this month.
A large number of law enforcement vehicles arrived at Sladewski’s home on Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road near Lee Run Road around 9 a.m. Tuesday. The Mahoning County Drug Task Force assisted at the scene.
Tuesday’s warrant was based on an Oct. 20 overdose at the home officers were called to. When they arrived, they found a woman in an upstairs bedroom who was unconscious and had cuts, bruises and marks that appeared to come from something that may have been restraining her, reports said.
Reports said paramedics who were called to the house at about 3:20 p.m. with police had to revive the woman with Narcan, an opioid reversal drug, before she was taken to the main campus of St. Elizabeth Health Center.
The house was packed with boxes, filth and records and turntables, reports said. Reports said police have been to the home several times for drug abuse calls and domestic abuse calls, and the main resident of the home is on parole after serving a four-year prison sentence for selling methamphetamine.
A man in the house said the woman was his “on and off girlfriend” and that she had returned there earlier in the day after she had left with several people and began acting strange.
At the hospital, reports said the woman had a fractured rib and sternum, a partially collapsed lung and a blood test found five different drugs in her system. She spoke to police the next day and told them she did not know what happened to her, reports said.
The woman checked out of the hospital after police left against medical advice and left wearing only a gown and hospital pants, saying she needed to get back to her boyfriend, reports said.
Michael Reiner contributed to this report.