Man quizzed over drugs seizure in Magherafelt after abandoning car

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A 22-year-old man was arrested in Magherafelt on suspicion of possession of a class B controlled drug, possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply and various driving offences.

The arrest followed a car failing to stop for police in the Derramore area of Magherafelt just before 1.35pm on Tuesday.

The driver then abandoned the car and ran off. He was stopped and arrested about 10 minutes later. A quantity of suspected herbal cannabis worth approximately £5,000 was seized.

Constable Lindsay Cunningham said: “I would ask anyone who witnessed the car or the man in the area to contact Magherafelt Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The man has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.