ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Two women were accused of appearing to be “high on something” and passing out at a Bob Evans table with a toddler in tow.
Deputies were called to the restaurant Nov. 19 just before 4:30 p.m. by a manager who said she wanted the women removed from the premises and she was concerned for the wellbeing of the child, who appeared to be less than a year old, according to a police report.
Neither of the women have been charged with a crime and the incident is under review by prosecutors and Ashtabula County Children Services.
The two women, both of whom had warrants for their arrest, were at the counter paying their bill and deputies reported that they both appeared to be under the influence.
When approached, one of the women denied ever passing out at the table, the report states.
She told a deputy she was just approved for Section 8 housing and she was out celebrating for dinner. When searched, the woman was found in possession of suspected heroin and she will be charged pending lab results, the report states.
The other woman told a deputy she might have put her head down on the table because she just lost a friend and was still upset about it, the report states.
While saying this, the woman was reportedly swaying back and forth and almost fell over. When searched, an unknown liquid substance was found in a pill bottle in the woman’s purse.
The manager reported to deputies that the two women were in and out of the restaurant bathroom for long periods of time.
When the manager noticed the women nodding off at the table, and suspected them of being under the influence, she called 911.
The woman with the child was released to grandparents and informed that criminal charges are pending lab results.