Large drug, cash stash uncovered in Vic

Police have uncovered a large stash of drugs and cash in a vehicle overnight after a routine stop in Melbourne's east.

Officers spoke to a group of men in a licensed premises in Croydon just before 11.30pm, when one of the men allegedly fled and police took chase.

The man, 29, was later found hiding in the backyard of a nearby property and a search of a nearby vehicle uncovered a large amount of drugs and cash.

The man was arrested and charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of GHB and other related offences.

He was remanded in custody to face Melbourne Magistrate's court on Monday.