Officers stopped a Dodge pickup truck on Kathleen Street at about 11:30 p.m. in the area of Lansdowne Avenue. After a brief conversation with an officer, the 40-year-old driver attempted to flee the scene on foot. He also tried to throw away about $10 worth of hydromorphone, an opioid with similar side effects to morphine or heroin.
Police were able to chase him down and arrest him.
The 40-year-old male passenger, who remained in the vehicle, was also arrested in connection with the offence.
Both men were charged with possession of a controlled substance. The driver was also charged with two counts of driving while under suspension, and the the passenger faces an additional charge of breach of probation.