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B.C. man busted for pot


On Dec. 18 around 11:40 a.m., Dryden OPP officers conducted a stop for Highway Traffic Act offences on Highway 17 in Machin Township, west of Dryden.

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

A 23-year-old Kelowna, B.C. male subsequently was charged with two counts of possession of more than 30 g of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in a public place and two counts of possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling.

He also was charged with driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.

The male was released on a promise to appear in court on Feb. 11.

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