Former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba announced Thursday. [tweet https://twitter.com/rcmpmb/status/636893015718645760 align=”center”]
The alleged incident at the Canadian border occurred June 17.
TSN’s Rick Westhead provided more details, including what type of punishment Richards could receive.[tweet https://twitter.com/rwesthead/status/636895566375591936 align=”center”] [tweet https://twitter.com/rwesthead/status/636900318807203840 align=”center”]
The Kings terminated the remainder of Richards’ 12-year, $69 million contract on June 29, citing a “material breach.” The NHLPA filed a grievance on his behalf shortly after.
Richards has spent the last four seasons with the Kings and was a part of their Stanley Cup championship teams in 2011-12 and 2013-14. He tallied 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 53 games last season.
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