Roving Traffic Unit seizes handgun and $10,000, plus cocaine

The “F” Division Roving Traffic Unit often nets more than traffic violations.

On Jan. 6, “F” Division Roving Traffic Unit, together with Saskatchewan Highway Patrol, were conducting enforcement on Highway 16 near Maidstone. A westbound vehicle was stopped under the Traffic Safety Act. 

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As a result of the stop, a loaded handgun and approximately $10,000 in Canadian currency was seized. The passenger, 24-year-old Mahdi Mahdi from Regina, was arrested and charged with: obstruction; possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking x 2; possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; carrying a concealed weapon; possession of a firearm weapon with ammo without licence/registration; careless use of a firearm; possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized; possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number; possession of a firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle; weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization x 2.

He has been remanded into custody until Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. in Regina Provincial Court.

On Jan. 7, “F” Division Roving Traffic Unit, together with Saskatchewan Highway Patrol, were conducting enforcement on Highway 16 near Maidstone. An eastbound vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation (a smashed windshield).

As a result of subsequent investigation, the vehicle was searched and 526 grams of cocaine was located inside. The driver, 55-year-old Karl Ericson from Prince George, B.C., was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking .

He will appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court on March 24 at 10 a.m.


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