Officers responding to reports of anti-social behaviour in the area at around 1.30pm spotted a male in a tracksuit standing with a large group of children who were dressed in school uniform.
When he saw officers approaching, the male went into bushes. Officers pursued him and noticed a strong smell of cannabis. They decided to carry out a search, despite the male’s protests.
After discovering a bag containing a large number of smaller bags of herbal cannabis, a set of digital scales and a notebook containing names with monetary values beside each name, police arrested the male for possession of a class B controlled drug, possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and supplying a class B controlled drug. He has since been charged to appear in court.
The PSNI’s Lisburn and Castlereagh District Support Team has thanked the public for the report which led to the male’s arrest.