Stash of drugs seized in undergrowth after suspect runs off

Bag containing drugs which were seized by police in Cookstown.
Bag containing drugs which were seized by police in Cookstown.

Police have uncovered a large stash of Class C drugs in Cookstown after a stop and search in the town last night.

The suspect made off but was apprehended and arrested with assistance from the armed response unit.

In a Facebook post, the police said they were alerted to a few individuals acting suspiciously.

"Searches of nearby undergrowth uncovered a large stash of Class C drugs neatly package up," they said in the post.