RCMP Roving Traffic Drug / Weapons Seizure

May 31, 2019
Maidstone, Saskatchewan

News release


RCMP Crest

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.

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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