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Traffic stop leads to drug charges

Kelowna man faces drug-related charges following a traffic stop by Ontario Provincial Police.

DRYDEN, Ont. – A traffic stop west of Dryden has resulted in drug charges for one Kelowna man.

According to an OPP release, police conducted a traffic stop Tuesday around 11:40 a.m. on Highway 17 in Machin Township.

As a result, police seized a large quantity of drugs with an estimated street value of $36,200.

A 23-year-old Kelowna man has been charged with two counts of possession of more than 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place, two counts of possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling and driving a vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available.

The accused was released on a promise to appear in court on Feb. 11 to answer to the charges.