Police arrested a man for drug possession in the Dartmouth area early Monday.

RCMP noticed a man throw something out of his car on Highway 7 near Westphal at 2 a.m. The car was stopped and police say the man was found in possession of 500 grams of marijuana.

Police seized cash and drug-related material, but the thrown item was not found.

The 25-year-old man from Lake Loon faces trafficking charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He's due in Dartmouth Provincial Court June 12.