A BAG being carried by a man along a busy Bury road was found to contain cannabis with a street value of more than £13,000.

Graham Brooks, aged 25, was searched in Manchester Road, Bury, and was found to be carrying 2,600 grammes of the drug.

Brooks, of Belle Vue Terrace, Bury, claimed that he had found the drugs after seen a group of men acting suspiciously around a grassed area, Bury magistrates were told.

The court heard that when a search was carried out at Brooks' home, three cannabis plants were also discovered.

He pleaded guilty to possession of the drug and to cultivating cannabis plants.

The magistrates, having decided that they did not have sufficient sentencing powers, committed Brooks to Bolton Crown Court. He will now appear there on November 11. Bail was granted.