Big Spring City Council Representative Camilla Strande was arrested by Big Spring Police Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 4:21a.m. and charged with Public Intoxication.
KBest News spoke with Ms. Strande who said that she believes she had been unwillingly drugged while at a bar in downtown Big Spring last Friday night, November 6, 2020.
Strande said she had a couple of drinks at the Desert Flower Art Bar located at 2nd and Main Street in downtown Big Spring before walking back to her place of business, The Train Car Cigar Bar, at 1st and Main Street. At 2:00 a.m, “My employee and I were locking up The Train Car when we were approached by a man asking for help to find his friend,” Strande said. “We told him that we had not seen her, but he said that his GPS was showing that she was inside The Train Car. So, I unlocked the building to search for the woman’s phone while my employee went on home. No one was inside The Train Car, nor was the woman’s phone, so I came out, locked up again and sat down to talk to the man. I recall feeling strange, then I remember absolutely nothing after that. I have no idea what happened or where I was taken. I was later told that the police were called at 4:00a.m. because I was standing in the middle of Main Street yelling. I have no memory of this whatsoever. I have bruises all over my body. I had to have been drugged.”
Ms. Strande went on to say that she has since filed a report with the Big Spring Police Department stating that she believes she had been illegally drugged on the night of the arrest. Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams confirmed that a report has been filed by Ms. Strande, and that the incident is now under investigation.