A MAN was arrested in Hartlepool after he was stopped and searched for drugs.

The 59-year-old man was arrested on Hamilton Road, Hartlepool yesterday afternoon after neighbourhood officers stopped and searched him under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

A quantity of tablets and cash was seized (see image) and he was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class C drugs. 

The man was interviewed and released under investigation while inquiries continue.

If you suspect drug use or drug dealing in your community, please contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number.