Woman sentenced for drug charges, fleeing police
A woman pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, obstructing a peace officer, escaping custody and possession of identity information for the intent of committing an offense.
Madison Alcorn appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, March 24 to make her pleas.
The court heard how on January 27, RCMP in Hanna were conducting a stolen property investigation when they came across Alcorn. Approached by police, she provided a false name, was arrested, and then attempted to flee. She was quickly apprehended.
During a subsequent search, police discovered a small amount of heroin and also a US passport used earlier in the day as identification at a business in Hanna.
The court heard that Alcorn, 22, was originally from Ontario and had come to Alberta as a sponsored snowboarder, but became involved in substance abuse. She intends to return to Ontario.
Alcorn had been in custody since her arrest for a total of 58 days. The Crown and Defense both agreed this was a sufficient disposition for the charges and recommended this be followed by 12 months probation. The judge agreed and sentenced Alcorn to one day in custody, followed by a probation order.