Ride Operator Arrested For Using Drugs At Church’s Carnival

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – September 3rd, 2019

Springfield Township Police arrested Williams on Saturday evening on drug and endangering children charges

On September 2nd, 2019 Springfield Township Police arrested a man Identified as 50-year-old Anthony Williams they said was using drugs while operating carnival ride(s) at a church festival.

According to police officers a concerned parent tipped-off officers who were working a detail(s) at the event.

Additionally, police officers said they found the suspect, 50-year-old Anthony Williams, with a white powdery substance he told them was cocaine.

Subsequently, it is a common scene to see church festivals across Greater Cincinnati this time of year. However, it is extremely unusual to have arrests at these types of festivals.

Nonetheless Springfield Township police arrested Williams on Saturday evening on drug and endangering children charges after they confirmed he operated carnival ride at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church festival while he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

It is not clear if Williams was present with legal representation. However, according to WLWT TV5 News, the pastor of the church said a handful of people were present and noticed what was going on.

Nonetheless, investigators continued to say a concerned parent talked with officers who were working a detail that evening.

Moreover those officers said Williams had less than a gram of white powder inside a folded piece of paper in his wallet.

Furthermore according to court documents, Williams was operating a carousel full of children while under the influence.

Also, the documents said Williams told them the white powder he had was cocaine.

Besides, Williams continued to say officials acted quickly to handle the situation.

Meanwhile, WLWT TV5 News tried to contact the company that appears to have produced the festival, but we were unable to reach anyone for comment.

Thusly, the 50-year-old Anthony Williams is listed as still being held in the Hamilton County Jail.

Subsequently, to online court document show Anthony Williams’ case is scheduled to come before a grand jury next week.

Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.