ELYRIA – The woman unconscious in her car with a needle in her leg was concerning enough, but then Elyria police say they found the woman’s 22-year-old daughter unconscious in the passenger’s seat with a hair tie around her bicep and a needle stuck in her arm.
Thursday night, police say they found both mother and daughter in a bad way in Cascade Park.
As a result, Ashley Kiser, 22, was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and charges are pending against her mother, Julie Kiser, 44. The pair was found in a car with multiple syringes and a burnt spoon, which police say is indicative of drug use.
Officers were doing a routine patrol around Cascade Park at 7:30 p.m. when they noticed two women sleeping in a car. They tried to awaken the women and were only able to wake up Ashley Kiser, police said.
Julie Kiser remained unconscious until Life Care arrived to transport her to EMH Regional Medical Center.
EMH officials said Julie Kiser left the hospital against medical advice shortly after being admitted. Her whereabouts were unknown Friday.
“Our hope is that the two (women) get the help they obviously desperately need,” Elyria Police Capt. Christopher Costantino said, adding that police intend to enforce the law while providing help for addiction. “We’ll make sure the charges are served on (Julie Kiser).”
This is the first drug-related charge in Elyria for both of the women. On June 10, they both were charged with theft, according to court records.
Ashley Kiser was being held at the Lorain County Jail on a $750 bond. Her next hearing is at 9 a.m. Sept. 16.
Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.