Northern Ireland

Man questioned by police in Derry on suspicion of drugs offences released on bail

PSNI seized suspected cocaine and cannabis

Suspected cocaine and cannabis was seized in Derry on Monday (Dave Thompson/PA)

A 47-year-old man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs offences has been released on police bail.

The arrest followed a police seizure of suspected Class A and Class B drugs in the city on Monday.

Police said Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Team officers were in attendance at an address in the Shantallow area shortly after 5pm, in regard to an un-related matter, when they suspected drugs were present.

Officers conducted a search and seized suspected cocaine and cannabis.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A controlled drug and possession of a Class B controlled drug.

He was subsequently released on bail to allow for further enquiries to be conducted.