Police: Woman urinated on state agent searching her during Jeannette drug arrest
A Johnstown woman is charged with aggravated assault after she urinated on an agent from the state attorney general’s office who was searching her Monday at the Jeannette police station, according to court papers.
Ashley Evon Sanders, 33, vomited as she was being placed in a holding cell at the station and three stamp bags of heroin wrapped with a rubber band landed on the floor, police said.
Sanders was arraigned Tuesday and jailed on $50,000 bail.
Agents and Jeannette police pulled over a car Sanders was driving west on Route 30 at 3:30 p.m. because her drivers license is suspended, according to court papers. Investigators found 231 stamp bags of heroin and fentanyl hidden on her passenger, Taylor Forsythe, 18, of Charleroi, and $3,530 in a purse belonging to Sanders. The money was found to be cash used by the state attorney general’s office in a previous drug investigation, police said.
After Sanders vomited and urinated in the holding cell, she was taken to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital for an evaluation. She told staff there “that she does not do heroin and that she only ate it because she was scared and didn’t know what to do with it,” according to the complaint.
Sanders also is charged with drug possession, contraband and tampering with evidence. Forsythe is charged with drug possession. She is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $25,000 bail.
Neither suspect had an attorney listed in online court records. Preliminary hearings are set for Oct. 10.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .