A MAN has been arrested after police found a quantity of drugs in a car.

Essex Police attempted to stop the vehicle in Halstead on January 9.

A police spokesman said: “Officers from our operational support group located the car following an area search.

“The driver and passenger had abandoned the car and run off.

“One man was found in Brewery Drive at around 8.20pm following some good work by one of our dog handlers."

The 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine. He was released on bail until January 20.