POLICE deployed their helicopter after a man allegedly bolted from a car where drugs worth £350,000 in North Glasgow.

The man has been arrested following the incident which happened on Thursday at around 1.55pm in Hawthorn Street.

Police said officers on patrol identified the driver of a vehicle who then stopped his car and made off on foot.

With support from the police helicopter, they traced the man shortly afterwards.

Police Scotland’s dog unit assisted with a search of the vehicle where a quantity of heroin and 8,500 tablets, believed to be Diazepam, were found.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with various road traffic and drugs offences.

He was expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Jim Reid, of Greater Glasgow Serious and Organised Crime Group Disruption Unit, said:“We have taken a significant amount of drugs off the street and arrested a man as a result of our officers responding quickly whilst working with specialist resources.

“Our officers remain vigilant and are committed to tackling drugs crime and work within the communities of Glasgow every day to identify and arrest offenders.

“Drugs have absolutely no place in our society and I want to reassure people that we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to target the criminals involved.”

Anyone with any concerns or information regarding drugs activity in their area is urged to contact their local police station via 101. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.