Four busted shooting heroin

Men caught parked in lot with 7-month-old
Courtney Astolfi
Feb 22, 2014


A father and three friends were arrested last week after Perkins police caught them shooting heroin with an infant in their car.

Steven Eliyas, 25, of the 900 block of Church St. in Clyde, was charged with child endangering, heroin drug abuse, permitting drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, open container and littering.

Michael McDavitt, 25, of the 500 block of N. Washington St. in Castalia, was charged with permitting drug abuse, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension.

Brian Humberger, 32, of the 700 block of E. Third St. in Port Clinton, was charged with heroin drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments and marijuana and open container.

Albert Oeder, 21, of the 1100 block of Willow Ave. in Vickery, was charged with heroin drug abuse, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and open container.

A caller spotted someone tossing beer cans from a Chevy Malibu at about 3 p.m. Feb. 12, and Perkins police quickly located the vehicle parked in the Staples lot, according to a police report. As officers prepared to move in, they noticed four people inside the car passing items around and saw Eliyas toss something out the window. The item was later found to be a used syringe.

When confronted by officers, the group’s driver, McDavitt, admitted his friends were parked in the lot to shoot heroin, the report said. Oeder later admitted they purchased heroin at a Sandusky gas station, then stopped at Walmart to buy a 100-pack of needles.

Wedged in the backseat, between two of the men, was a car seat. Eliyas’ 7-month-old daughter was sitting inside, and when social workers checked on her, they found she had a dirty diaper.

Eliyas told officers her mother was at work in Clyde. The child was handed over to social workers until her mother could pick her up.

Also found in the vehicle: marijuana and various drug paraphernalia items. The men also admitted they’d been drinking beer and throwing cans out the window as they drove, the report said.

Officers arrested all four men and took them to the Erie County jail.


Raoul Duke

They were on their way home from a MENSA meeting.

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Tried to tell certain people that M.M. was a loser!! I pray for the day they 'get it'...

Stop It

They won't get it till he uses them.

Sal Dali

Another good example of why the drug task force needs to be kept and funded.

red white and blue

Funded? Im pretty sure there's enough drug dealers out there they could bust and fund it with no problem.but I do agree we drespretly need them back how many more murders and deaths caused by drugs is it going to take


Wow, how disgusting! It is so sad children are subjected to this type of behavior.


Poor baby, I mean the child ,not her sorry a$$ father. Sick.


Why weren't they charged with child endangering?!!


Steven, Steven, Steven. Why have you gone and gotten into drugs!? AND subjected your baby girl to it???? Stupid stupid stupid!

I went to school with the kid and he was one of the smartest and funniest pry I knew. Very generous, caring etc. Would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.

I can't believe he has succumbed to drugs. I guess it can happen to anyone, I just never thought it would be him.

I hope he can get clean, furthermore, I hope the mother of his daughter will be smart enough to not let him have anymore involvement with her upbringing until he is completely clean. She does not need to be raised around it. No excuses.


If we're lucky, they'll get out and overdose next time.. Problem solved!