A Prince George man was caught with possessing cocaine during a traffic stop in western Saskatchewan.
Karl Ericson was arrested and subsequently charged last Tuesday, Jan. 7 along Highway 16 near Maidstone, roughly 56 km east of Lloydminster, after RCMP searched his vehicle and found 526 grams of cocaine.
The 55-year-old was initially pulled over for a smashed windshield, an equipment violation by law, as police were conducting traffic enforcement eastbound along the highway.
Ericson is charged with possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
He is scheduled to appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Mar. 24.