Piikani Nation RCMP arrested an unnamed 24-year-old female following a Jan. 8 search of a home in Brocket. RCMP executed the search warrant after receiving several anonymous tips through the Crime Stoppers program.
Found in the residence were ½ ounce of suspected crack cocaine, multiple unconfirmed prescription medications and drug paraphernalia.
A charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance has been laid relating to the cocaine.
The woman was released on her own undertaking and will make her first court appearance Mar. 7 in Pincher Creek.
A local state of emergency was declared on Jan. 2 by the Piikani chief and council in response to the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis.
Anyone with information regarding drug activity or any other crime can phone Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Information and tips can also be sent online at P3Tips.com or by cellphone using the P3 Tips app.