Seems a total waste of police resources? Looks like they only busted the kid because it made for a good social media post

A man stopped and searched in a wooded area in the middle of the night was found to be carrying a bag full of cannabis.

Police were tipped off about the 18-year-old, who was by Huntsman Drive, Oakham, near Harington School, shortly before midnight yesterday (Saturday January 9).

PC Carmichael and PC McKinnon from Oakham Police responded and found the man to be carrying the class B drug.

The cannabis seized by police
The cannabis seized by police

In a social media post highlighting the incident, the officers said: “Don’t think he’d been foraging in the woods for this plant material.”