A MAN was caught with illegal drugs in a car in Barrhead last week.

Police stopped the vehicle in Carlibar Drive at around 7pm on Friday, November 1 before searching a 20-year-old passenger.

Officers recovered a quantity of herbal cannabis and issued the man with a recorded police warning.

A teenager was also found in alleged possession of cannabis at the weekend after cops stopped him in the street.

The 16-year-old male was on Busby Road in Clarkston at around 12.30am on Saturday, November 2 when he was approached by police officers.

A search was conducted and a quantity of herbal cannabis was recovered from the teen.

He too was issued with a recorded police warning.

Meanwhile, an East Renfrewshire Police spokesperson commented: "Drugs is an issue that gets constantly looked at in the area. Dealing with drug crime remains as one of our local priorities."