Strathcona County, Alberta – On March 31, 2017 at approximately 9:20 a.m. Strathcona County Enforcement Services located a vehicle parked on Highway 21 just south of Highway 14. The licence plate on the vehicle came back stolen from a Dodge Ram on March 30, 2017 out of Beiseker, Alberta.
Strathcona County RCMP located a female in the driver’s seat and was arrested and placed in the back of the police vehicle. A short time later the officer observed the female to be unresponsive. The officer immediately administered a dose of Naloxone after suspecting an overdose. The female remained unconscious and the officer administered a second dose of Naloxone in which the female regained partial consciousness.
Strathcona County Emergency Services arrived and transported the female to hospital where she was treated and released shortly after.
The subsequent investigation determined that the vehicle had also been reported stolen from a residence located in Sylvan Lake, Alberta on March 29, 2017. Inside the vehicle police located stolen identification and credit cards.
A 28 year old female has been remanded into custody and faces several criminal charges in relations to the alleged stolen property.
The RCMP have issued Naloxone kits to all on-duty operational members to not only treat people who have overdosed but also colleagues who may have been accidentally exposed to opioids.
Strathcona County RCMP