One June 29 the Los Angeles Kings terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards. As of now no charges have been laid and the National Hockey League’s Players’ Association has yet to make a decision on whether to file a grievance on the matter.
Sgt. Bert Paquet, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba, said to TSN.com on Thursday there is “still an active investigation” into Richards.
According to a Winnipeg Sun report from June 30, Richards is “under investigation for alleged possession of a restricted substance while attempting to cross the Canada-U.S. border." The Sun reported that on June 17 a man was “held in custody … for at least four hours after allegedly trying to import prescription painkiller OxyContin (Oxycodone).”
“There is no guarantee charges will be laid,” Paquet said. “There has been a lot of interest in this case. If charges were laid, we would likely announce the information publicly.”
Paquet said there is a statute of limitations for pursuing charges against Richards, no precise timing.Read more... Join the Conversation...