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NHL's Mike Richards charged with controlled substance

Mike Richards, an NHL free agent whose contract was terminated by the Los Angeles Kings, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was charged Tuesday and is to appear in provincial court Sept. 10, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. Police say a 30-year-old male was arrested and released June 17 after the RCMP was notified that a controlled substance had been intercepted in Emerson, which is more than 60 miles south of Winnipeg, on the North Dakota border. Richards had five years and $22 million left on his contract with the Kings, who cited "material breach" in ending the deal. The NHL Players' Association filed a grievance against the Kings. The union...