Saskatchewan

Maidstone RCMP seize 1 kilogram of cocaine after traffic stop on Sask. highway

A 47-year-old man from Alberta was arrested and faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking after being pulled over with what police described as a broken windshield.

Alberta man, 47, stopped for broken windshield now faces trafficking charge

A kilogram of cocaine was seized and a 47-year-old Alberta man faces trafficking-related charges after police stopped and searched the car he was driving last week. (Submitted by RCMP)

RCMP in Maidstone, Sask., say they found a kilogram of cocaine after searching a vehicle they had stopped because of a broken windshield.

A news release issued on Friday said RCMP stopped the vehicle heading east along Highway 16 on May 20.

Police said after the stop, the officer made several observations which led them to believe there were drugs in the vehicle. 

The driver, a 47-year-old man from Alberta, was arrested for a drug offence and the vehicle was searched, resulting in the seizure of roughly one kilogram of cocaine, RCMP say.

The man is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He will appear in Lloydminster provincial court on Aug. 25. 

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