Gardaí arrested a man in Kerry after he ran away while waiting for the results of a road-side drug test.
Officers stopped a car in the Boherbue area of Tralee yesterday shortly before midnight.
The driver handed over a small quantity of suspected cannabis herb and complied with taking a roadside drug test.
However, as he waited for the results he ran off. After a short chase on foot Gardaí saw the man throw a small container of 340 suspected diazepam tablets worth approximately €700.
The man was arrested and brought to Tralee Garda Station where he is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
The preliminary results from the roadside drug test indicated that the driver was also suspected of having cocaine, opiates and cannabis in his system. A further sample, and all of the suspected drugs, will be sent for analysis.