RCMP Roving Traffic Drug / Weapons Seizure in the Maidstone, SK. area

Maidstone, Saskatchewan – On the evening of May 30th, members with the Saskatchewan Roving Traffic Unit were working in the Maidstone area when a traffic stop was initiated for a vehicle for traveling past a marked police vehicle in excess of 60km/hr when the police vehicle emergency lights were activated.

During the traffic stop interaction, the officer made several observations that led to the driver 25-year-old driver, Michael WARDROP from Cold Lake, Alberta, to be detained for a drug investigation.

A Police Service Dog was deployed and indicated for the presence of a controlled substance leading to WARDROP’s arrest. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 100 grams of cocaine, brass knuckles, $8,000 in Canadian currency, several pills suspected to contain fentanyl, and a loaded semi-automatic pistol in the vehicle.

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File Photo – RCMP Vehicle

WARDROP is currently in custody with a next appearance date of June 3, 2019 at Lloydminster Provincial Court to speak to the following charges:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking

Possession of Property obtained by Crime over $5000

Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Unsafe storage of Firearms

Carry a Concealed Weapon

Possession of a Weapon for a dangerous purpose

Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

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