A man from Steinbach and a woman from the Rural Municipality of Ste. Anne face drug trafficking charges following a single-vehicle collision Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday at approximately 8:10 am, Headingley RCMP received a report of the collision on Highway 3 near Brunkild. When police attended the scene, the vehicle had been in the northwest ditch and was being towed away. Police say the vehicle had likely hit the ditch at one o'clock that morning.

According to police, the male driver of the vehicle appeared to be impaired, and a female had been located sleeping in the backseat of the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted after illegal cigarettes were located on the driver. The search located crack, cocaine, drug trafficking paraphernalia, and an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency.

The 43-year-old male from Steinbach and the 21-year-old female from the RM of Ste. Anne were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Officers used the roadside Approved Drug Screening Equipment on the driver, and it came back positive for cocaine. Charges are pending.

Both suspects were released with a future court date. The driver also had his license revoked.