A Drumheller woman was fined $1,000 after pleading guilty to possession of drugs.
Jaime Ryan appeared in provincial court on Friday, April 9 via telephone connection where she pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.
The court heard that on July 29, 2020, Hanna RCMP responded to a collision. The complainant followed the driver. When RCMP approached the vehicle the driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was fumbling to find documents. Ryan was placed under arrested for impaired driving. When police searched her car, they discovered 4.06 grams of methamphetamine in her purse.
The federal prosecutor and defence submitted a joint submission of a $1,000 fine. Defence said Ryan has been in a cycle of abusive relationships and drug addiction, and has been taking counselling for her addiction and mental health.
Judge De Souza agreed with the joint submission, and allowed time to pay until January 2022.