Woman sentenced for drug charges, flee­ing po­lice

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

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.

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