CANNABIS worth £1,700 was taken off the streets yesterday evening, January 16, after a car was stopped on the main A40 road into Pembrokeshire.

The vehicle was stopped near Llanddewi Velfrey after the driver had overtaken an unmarked police car.

Pembrokeshire Roads Policing unit stated: “Vehicle stopped on the A40 yesterday evening, due to the fact it had overtaken the unmarked car.

“Driver provided a positive drugswab, blood samples subsequently taken at custody. 170 grams of cannabis located within vehicle; passenger charged with possession following interview.”

A police spokesman later added: “At approximately 7.25pm yesterday evening the offending vehicle overtook one of our patrol cars in the Whitland area, it was subsequently stopped at Pengawse Hill.

“When the officer spoke to the occupants there was a strong smell of cannabis coming from within the vehicle, a subsequent search located the 170g within the vehicle, the female occupant claimed ownership of it and was charged following interview.

“The driver was drug swabbed at the roadside and tested positive, he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drug driving, conveyed to custody and had blood samples taken, he has been released under investigation for drug driving - pending those results.”