Massillon police seize suspected counterfeit money and drugs

MASSILLON  Police arrested an East Sparta-area woman wanted on multiple warrants when they pulled over the car in which she was riding and reported finding drugs and counterfeit cash.

Ashlie L. Morris, 32, of Ridge Avenue SW, was taken into custody at 2:18 a.m. Saturday at Third Street SE and South Avenue.

Authorities accused her of having a wallet in her purse containing several counterfeit bills and an undisclosed amount of meth.

She is charged with counterfeiting, aggravated drug possession, obstructing official business and an unspecified warrant for another police department. She was also jailed on warrants charging her with animal cruelty, unauthorized use of a vehicle, aggravated drug possession, forgery and two counts of receiving stolen property.

Stark County court records show authorities had a warrant for her arrest on a probation violation since September. She had been convicted on several charges stemming from a failed shoplifting attempt in December 2019.

She and the man with her were convicted of theft and stolen property charges as well as animal cruelty for leaving a dog unattended in a truck for several days in a Walmart parking lot while they went to jail. Left without food and water for four days, the dog was found covered in feces.

Morris was convicted and sentenced to intensive supervisory probation. The warrant issued in September for her arrest accuses her of violating that probation.


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