Eagle-eyed detectives from Ashbourne Garda station spotted two men acting suspiciously in Dunshaughlin on Wednesday night and their acute observation paid off when they challenged the duo and discovered they had €4k worth of cannabis and cocaine.

After the first man was stopped and searched officers realised he had just got off a bus that was parked nearby and a second man made a dash for freedom as they approached the vehicle.

He was detained after a brief chase and both men are due before Trim court next month.