A 32-year-old is facing drug trafficking charges after officers discovered weapons and drugs inside his vehicle.

Thompson RCMP is investigating a suspect for trafficking following a traffic stop on Saturday.

On Highway 6, near Paint Lake, a popular attraction approximately 30 kms south of Thompson, officers pulled over a vehicle. While conducting the search, they found approximately 280 grams of cocaine, Canadian currency, weapons and drug paraphernalia.

Officers also learned he was breaching the Public Health Emergency Order for non-essential travel north of the 53rd parallel.

The 32-year-old is now facing charges including:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Trafficking, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Unlawful Transportation of Liquor in a Motor Vehicle, under the Liquor, Gaming, Cannabis Control Act
  • Failing to Comply with a Public Health Emergency Order, under the Public Health Act

The suspect is in custody.

Officers are continuing to investigate.