A 23-YEAR-old man who ran away from plain-clothed police officers was allegedly caught with suspected drugs and a large amount of cash.
The officers were patrolling Cathcart Street, Greenock on Friday afternoon following complaints about drug-dealing activity.
They gave chase after the man tried to run away from them.
He was quickly caught and allegedly found to be in possession of a quantity of drugs, believed to be cocaine,
The male also had £1,400 in cash which was seized using police powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
He was arrested for a number of alleged offences and is scheduled to appear at court on a later date.
Area commander Chief Inspector Paul Cameron said: “I would like to re-emphasise that I have made a commitment to tackle illegal drugs here in Inverclyde.
“This is another example of my on-going commitment to dismantle this illegal trade and bring those responsible to justice.
“I will use all resources available to me, whether this is officers in uniform or plain clothes.
“Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity locally should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.”