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  • Lake Twp. man accused of giving drugs to psych patient

  • A Lake Township man was jailed after he gave five Xanax pills to a psychiatric patient causing the patient to be hospitalized.

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  • A Lake Township man was jailed after a psychiatric healthcare facility said he supplied a patient with Xanax causing the patient to be hospitalized as a result.
    Patrick A. O’Connor, 63, of 8749 Woodlore Cir. NW, was arrested at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland Behavioral Healthcare, 3000 Erie St. S, Stark County Jail records said.
    Jail records said he gave a patient five Xanax pills, causing that patient to be hospitalized the following day.
    He was arrested and jailed on two felony warrants charging him with illegal conveyance of a weapon or drug into a detention facility.
    O’Connor remained in the jail early Wednesday, held in lieu of $100,000 bond pending a hearing in Massillon Municipal Court.
    Reach Lori at 330-580-8309 or lori.monsewicz@cantonrep.com.
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