Austin woman arrested for alleged drug possession

Published 6:56 am Tuesday, March 9, 2010

After authorities were called to her apartment because of a large amount of smoke, an Austin woman was arrested for allegedly possessing cocaine.

The 23-year-old, who was also wanted on a previous criminal warrant, has not been formally charged for the incident.

According to a police report, authorities arrived at the 805 Fourth St. NW apartment at around 10 p.m. Saturday. With the large amount of smoke coming from the woman’s room, the rest of the tenants were evacuated temporarily.

No one responded to a knock on the door, so firefighters broke in.

They found no fire source, instead linking the smoke back to burnt food, the report states.

The woman returned home while firefighters were inside. She said someone had been staying with her and probably left something cooking before leaving.

While the woman checked the residence with authorities, they noticed that she had a small amount of cocaine in her possession, according to the report. She was arrested for the alleged violation, as well as for the previous warrant.

No residents of the apartment complex were injured, and they were able to return to their rooms shortly after firefighters responded.