Warrant issued for woman who skipped drug sentencing

Woman convicted of with almost $11,000 of illegal drugs skips sentencing in Penticton.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a woman who was convicted after being caught with around $11,000 worth of illegal drugs.

Laurie-Ann Williams, 48, failed to appear in court on Monday for her sentencing hearing after being convicted of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking in February.

Court heard during Williams’ trial that the drugs in question included 11 grams of heroin, 84 grams of methamphetamine, as well as ecstasy, prescription painkillers and LSD.

The drugs were found in a false-bottomed aerosol can in a bag in the back of a truck which Williams was in the passenger seat of when it was pulled over by Penticton RCMP on May 5, 2012.

Williams was among three people arrested in 2006 in Osoyoos following what police at the time said was the biggest drug bust ever in the South Okanagan. She was later sentenced to two years and seven months in prison for those charges.