A 39-year-old woman faces a charge of mischief after using drugs in the washroom of a local business.

Washroom drug use leads to mischief charge

Nelson Police were called on Friday at about 7 p.m. after woman locked herself in the bathroom for almost an hour and refused to leave.

A 39-year-old woman faces a charge of mischief after using drugs in the washroom of a local business.

The Nelson Police Department says it was called on Friday at about 7 p.m. after the woman locked herself in the bathroom for almost an hour and refused to leave.

According to Sgt. Dino Falcone, police opened the door with a spare key and saw the woman “ingest and inject” drugs.

“The distraught woman was holding a loaded syringe in her hand and refused to put it down,” he said.

After repeated requests to drop the needle, officers managed to get it away it from her and took her into custody.

She was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital for treatment and a psychological assessment. She’s due in court on July 14 on the mischief charge.

 

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