POLICE seized a large amount of suspected Class A drugs and cash in a stop and search operation.

A spokesman for Weymouth and Portland Police said that officers from its dedicated County Lines Team carried out an intelligence-led stop and search yesterday afternoon on Portland Road, Weymouth.

He said: "The detained male was searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act. A quantity of cash and substantial amount of suspected Class A drugs were seized.

"As a result, a 48 year old local male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and is currently in custody whilst our enquires continue."

Anyone with information regarding the supply of drugs is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.