A BARNSLEY drug dealer has been jailed for 15 years after police recovered around £1.4 million worth of drugs from property and vehicles in two counties.

Paul Sherrington, 50, of Howell Gardens, Thurnscoe, was apprehended following a covert operation by South Yorkshire Police lasting several months.

Detectives seized 2kg of cocaine, 2kg of heroin and 49kg of amphetamine during the course of the investigation.

Sherrington pleaded guilty to the supply of 7kg of amphetamine, possession with intent to supply heroin and being concerned in the supply of amphetamine, cocaine and heroin and was given a 15-year jail term at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.

DC Shaun Peel, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "This has been a long and complex investigation into the wholesale supply of Class A and B controlled drugs in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

"The number of charges brought over the course of the investigation is testament to the dedication and determination of a small group of officers who have worked on this covert investigation."