Police use taser to subdue violent drug user in Q.C.

  • Sep. 21, 2005 5:00 p.m.

Queen Charlotte RCMP used a taser to subdue a violent person in the medical clinic parking lot on Monday (September 19).
Staff at the clinic called police to assist with a patient who admitted to heroin and cocaine use.
The patient wasn’t violent at the clinic, but had “the propensity toward violence,” said Sergeant Neil Hogg.
He said police needed to use the taser in order to control the person and bring them into custody at the police station.
“Once the person was taken into control and they calmed down, they were returned to the hospital to be treated,” says Sgt. Hogg.
The patient is now in stable condition and being treated for their ongoing illicit drug issues.
Sgt. Hogg says the taser has been used to subdue people before on the islands, but he didn’t know how many times.