A GREENOCK man has been charged with intentionally obstructing police by allegedly discarding items suspected of being controlled drugs.

Finlay McGregor, 19, is further accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, shouting, swearing and making a threat.

Prosecutors say McGregor, of Falcon Crescent, was caught in possession of cannabis during an incident on Sutherland Road on March 6 last year.

Pleas of not guilty have been tendered on his behalf at the sheriff court by lawyer Aidan Gallagher.

The case is due to call again in April.