Drug charge, Surfers Paradise

Police have chased down a man who tried to flee after allegedly being found in possession of dangerous drugs in Surfers Paradise last night.

Just before 9pm, officers from the Gold Coast Entertainment Precinct Group stopped a man at Lionel Perry Park and allegedly located a clip seal bag containing a quantity of crystals.

The man ran from police but was closely followed by an officer on a trail bike.

The short pursuit ended abruptly when the officer, with the assistance of a member of the public, detained the man near the entrance of an apartment block on Ferny Avenue.

A 40-year-old man from Labrador has been charged with one count each of possession of a dangerous drug (methylamphetamine) and obstruct police.

He will appear in Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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