A man has been arrested in connection to a large amount of suspected drugs found in a discarded bag.

The 26-year-old man, from Weymouth, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of class A and class B drugs and a money laundering offence.

This is in connection to a bag found in Poundbury on Friday, July 14 containing a large amount of cash in addition to the suspected drugs.

He was arrested yesterday at around 1.30pm in the Weymouth Park District.

He has been released under investigation and police enquiries continue.

A spokesperson for Dorchester Police said: "Earlier today, officers arrested a male on suspicion of drugs supply offences and money laundering.

"This follows the previous discovery of a discarded bag in Poundbury by Neighbourhood Officers.

"The bag was found to contain a large quantity of suspected drugs and cash.

"The male has since been released under investigation whilst further enquiries are made."

Anyone with information regarding the supply of drugs is asked to contact Dorset Police via https://orlo.uk/RG70Z.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via https://orlo.uk/TZ9DZ.