A West Shore police officer was patrolling a neighbourhood in Langford at about 1:00 am on March 12th 2019, when he came across a vehicle parked at the curb on Hoffman Avenue at Winster Road.
The officer noticed there was a woman slumped over the wheel and initiated a traffic stop to check on her well being. In speaking with the women the officer observed signs of drug impairment. During the interaction the officer also noticed the women had a bag of white powered substance (suspected to be an Opioid), on her person.
The woman was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. A search of her person yielded 14 grams of the suspected Opioid which was seized by police.
“Opioid’s are known to be highly addictive and can often be deadly,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer for the West Shore RCMP. “This amount of suspected Opioid was likely going to be trafficked into the West Shore community and was stopped solely due to the frontline officer’s investigation. Yet another example of the great work being done by our frontline officers.”
In addition to this, the officer pursued an impaired driving investigation which included the use of a Drug Recognition Expert who determined that the woman was intoxicated by drugs and not able to safely operate a motor vehicle. The woman was the lone occupant of the vehicle. She was released by police and issued a 24 hour prohibition from driving. The vehicle was also impounded. The investigation is on going and once completed police expect she will be summoned to court regarding the above matters.
Cst. Nancy Saggar
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B3A4