RCMP has arrested a Fort Saskatchewan man for supposed drug trafficking after a traffic stop in Beaumont.

In late January, Beaumont RCMP responded to reports of a suspicious man knocking on doors asking about a friend's wallet.

Police say a vehicle was later located and stopped. The driver, 34-year-old Corey Nuthack of Fort Saskatchewan, was initially arrested for reasons unrelated to the case. The car was seized, and a search warrant was executed. 

When the car was searched police found six grams of methamphetamine, an airsoft pistol, and various items used in the distribution and use of illegal drugs.

Nuthack was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

He was released pending his court date later this month.