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RCMP find almost half a kilogram of cocaine during traffic stop outside of Maidstone

An Edmonton man is being charged with drug trafficking after a traffic stop found almost half a kilogram of cocaine in his vehicle.

The Saskatchewan RCMP Roving Traffic Unit stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 near Maidstone on December 29. They conducted a search under the Cannabis Control Act and found 259 grams of crack cocaine and 223 grams of cocaine in vacuum-sealed bags.

Darian Smith has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The 27-year-old made his first appearance at the Lloydminster Provincial Court on December 30.

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