59-year-old suspect arrested on drug charges following US-75 traffic stop

Osage County, KANSAS – According to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, the 59-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody late Wednesday night.

His name is Charles Balocca and he is now charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Osage County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop at milepost 140 on US-75 for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, drugs were found.

The 59-year-old driver was booked into the Osage County Jail Facility.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.