sources claim police found “some pills in a single bottle” during a search, adding that “it was clearly intended for his personal use.”
Today, Manitoba RCMP confirmed that on June 17, Richards was involved in an incident at the Emerson Border Crossing that eventually led to his arrest (on August 25). Per ESPN, Kings GM Dean Lombardi reportedly told some GMs of the Richards situation at the NHL Entry Draft, which was held in Florida on June 26-27.
Two days after the draft, Los Angeles terminated Richards’ contract.
As for the next steps, Richards will now appear in Provincial Court on Sept. 10 and, though he was charged earlier this week, still needs to enter a plea.