The Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have taken more drugs off the streets as a traffic stop turned into drug charges last week.

On October 13, 2021, at around 10:00 p.m. members of the Dryden OPP, Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) along with the Dryden Police Service (DPS) and Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Memorial Avenue in the Dryden.

Three individuals were arrested as a result of the traffic stop. Officers searched the vehicle and found a quantity of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia.

As a result of this investigation, Jordan Lang 37 years old of Dryden, ON has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking- Methamphetamine- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(2)

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking- Fentanyl - Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(2)

  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000 - Criminal Code 354(1)(a).


Earl Etsell 60 years old of Dryden, ON has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking- Methamphetamine- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(2)

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking- Fentanyl - Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(2)


Gregory Huckle 49 years old of Dryden, ON has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking- Methamphetamine- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(2)

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking- Fentanyl - Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(2)


All individuals were released from custody and will appear in the Dryden Ontario Court of Justice on November 29, 2021, to answer the charges.

If you have any information about the trafficking of illicit drugs call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or report online through ontariocrimestoppers.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.