A driver was pulled over for travelling in excess of 60 km/h past a marked police vehicle with its emergency lights on, which is illegal, on Thursday evening.
A member with the Saskatchewan roving traffic unit said several observations during the traffic stop led to Michael Wardrop, from Cold Lake, Alta., being detained for a drug investigation.
A police dog was then used and indicated the presence of a controlled substance leading to Wardrop’s arrest, RCMP said.
A search by police discovered roughly 100 grams of cocaine, $8,000 in cash, brass knuckles, and a loaded semi-automatic pistol in the vehicle.
Several pills suspected to contain fentanyl were also seized, according to RCMP.
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Wardrop, 25, is facing charges that include possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon.
He is currently in custody and scheduled to appear next in Lloydminster provincial court on June 3.
Maidstone is approximately 205 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.