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Crack cocaine seized in northern Saskatchewan drug bust

RCMP in northern Saskatchewan seize crack cocaine during a traffic stop in Pinehouse Lake. File / Global News

A man is facing several charges after police made a drug bust during a traffic stop in northern Saskatchewan.

Pinehouse Lake RCMP said officers were on patrol March 8 when they stopped a man driving a quad.

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He failed a mandatory screening test and was arrested for impaired driving, police said.

A search turned up 33.3 grams of crack cocaine, 15.8 grams of what police believe is crystal meth, a Taser-like device disguised as a cellphone, cash, and a scale.

John Pederson is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, possession of the proceeds of crime, and several weapon offences.

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He remains in custody and will make his second court appearance on April 10.

Pinehouse Lake is roughly 515 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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