Crime & Courts

McHenry woman facing new charges after infant's overdose

Ashley M. Hendle, 31, of the 5400 block of Cobblestone Trail, McHenry
Ashley M. Hendle, 31, of the 5400 block of Cobblestone Trail, McHenry

A woman whose infant child survived an overdose after ingesting heroin from a teething ring remained at the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday on new drug charges.

Ashley M. Hendle, of the 5400 block of Cobblestone Trail, McHenry, made a brief court appearance Wednesday morning on charges including possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing a peace officer.

The 31-year-old is accused of possessing an undisclosed amount of cocaine and heroin Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint. She would need to post $3,800 to be released from jail.

Hendle is charged in four separate ongoing McHenry County cases with child endangerment, retail theft, possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass to a residence. She made bond on each case but failed to sign up for random drug testing and adhere to a court-ordered curfew, prosecutors said.

McHenry police previously arrested Hendle in April after her 8-month old child suffered an overdose, court records show. The infant was revived using Narcan, a medicine that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Authorities later found heroin residue on the infant’s teething ring, according to a motion prosecutors filed last month.

At the time of her April arrest, Hendle was wanted by police for allegedly supervising at least two children while she was under the influence of heroin, cocaine and marijuana, according to a separate complaint.

Hendle is due in court Thursday.

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