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Prince George man charged with cocaine possession after Saskatchewan traffic stop

Karl Ericson scheduled to appear in same province’s court in March
PG cocaine in Sask. RCMP
A Prince George man was arrested and charged for holding over 500 grams of cocaine in his vehicle (via Saskatchewan RCMP)

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.


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About the Author: Kyle Balzer

Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast & Online Journalism program in 2016. Since moving to Prince George, he has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & sports.
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