Michael J. Crowley II

Overdose leads Springfield police to hotel with drugs, 3-year-old

A Springfield man and woman were arrested Thursday evening after another woman’s overdose led police to a 3-year-old child who was staying in a hotel room that allegedly contained multiple drugs, including heroin.

Michael J. Crowley II, 39, was charged with five counts of drug possession and one count each of drug paraphernalia, drug trafficking and endangering children. Kristle M. Bevington, 24, was also charged with one count of endangering children.

Crowley was placed in the Clark County Jail. Both Bevington and Crowley were scheduled to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning.

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Officers were called to the area of West Jefferson and South Yellow Springs streets on a suspected overdose on Thursday evening, according to court records. After the woman was revived with eight doses of Narcan, she told police she had been at a room at the Town House Motor Lodge where she came in contact with a white powder substance she had wiped off of a table and into a trash can. She also told police there was a small child in the room at the time, records said.

Police then performed a welfare check on the 3-year-old child, whom they found on the bed while Bevington was taking a shower, records said.

On a side table, officers allegedly found foil wrapped up like bindles, as well as a $100 bill in a coffee can and a black digital scale on top of the microwave. Inside a drawer, police allegedly found a large amount of money, a box with white residue, foil bindles and a foil bindle with a white substance. Police also found marijuana, according to court records, which Crowley allegedly told police he sells to get through hard times.

Police also found a pill bottle with three different types of pills, which Crowley allegedly said he uses for pain.


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