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Woman charged after courthouse cell medical distress call

Police have charged a woman after a medical distress call at the Milton courthouse jail cell.
Police have charged a woman after a medical distress call at the Milton courthouse jail cell. Global News File

A 34-year-old London woman has been charged with drug trafficking while inside a Milton courthouse jail cell.

Halton Regional police say the alleged incident happened on Monday when courthouse officers were alerted to a woman in custody in medical distress.

Officers administered three doses of naloxone and the woman was taken to hospital where she later recovered.

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Police say they determined the woman received the substance, believed to be fentanyl, from her cell mate.

Krystle Dickson of London has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance.

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She was arrested on Sunday for possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime, and failure to comply with conditions of undertaking.

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Police allege Dickson had hidden the suspected fentanyl prior to being arrested and trafficked the substance to the victim.