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‘Unusual large flame illuminating’ leads to arrest of 35-year-old Colwood woman with 7 warrants

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West Shore RCMP arrested a woman with seven active warrants last month, identifying her after she was transported to hospital following a potential overdose.

Just before 9 p.m. on March 23rd, an officer was making routine patrols in the area of Goldstream Avenue in Langford when he saw an unusually large flame illuminating. 

As the officer got closer, he saw a woman lighting the end of a glass pipe and believed she was consuming illicit drugs. 

The officer approached the woman, who allegedly began to display concerning behaviour consistent with the use of illicit drugs. 

According to the officer, he believed the woman required further medical treatment, calling for an ambulance and additional officers to assist. 

Paramedics transported the woman to hospital as she was at risk for a possible drug overdose. 

The officer identified the woman, learning she had seven warrants out for her arrest in Victoria, Saanich, Sooke and West Shore. Most of the offenses were related to breach or driving offenses. 

When the woman was cleared from hospital, she was arrested for her warrants and taken into custody. 

Several items suspected to be illegal drugs were seized from the woman and sent for identification. 

Once results are received, they will be forwarded to Crown Counsel. 

The suspect, a 35-year-old woman from Colwood remains in custody.

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