A wanted woman had a modified and loaded rifle with her when Victoria police arrested her early Wednesday morning.
Officers were in the parking lot of a temporary housing facility in the 100-block of Gorge Road East just after 5:30 a.m. when they saw a woman wanted for failing to attend court.
Police arrested the woman and, after searching her, found a heavily-modified assault-style .22 calibre rifle and a magazine loaded with 20 rounds, as well as ammunition for other firearms.
The woman was wanted for failing to attend court for a previous drug trafficking and weapons-related investigation.
After being arrested Wednesday, she was transported to Victoria police cells, where she was held for court. She faces recommended charges of carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a prohibited firearm.
Police are investigating the file.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Victoria police’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, ext. 1. To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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