A police dog helped to catch three men after officers found around £50,000 worth of cannabis in a vehicle.
Officers were on patrol yesterday afternoon (July 10) when they spotted a vehicle around junction 31A of the M6, believed to be connected to drug supply.
They signalled for the vehicle to stop in Fulwood, with the driver pulling over before suddenly running off.
Police Dog Harv, who sprang into action and caught up with the man a short time later.
The vehicle was searched, and around £50,000 worth of cannabis was found.
The man – aged 29 and from Newcastle – was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and he remains in police custody.
In the time PD Harv was catching the man, he had allegedly made a phone call and officers say they were ‘bemused’ when two more men arrived on the scene.
Their vehicle was, unfortunately, uninsured and was seized.
The two men – aged 43 and from Newcastle and aged 25 and from Rochdale – were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
The 43-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering. Both remain in police custody.