POLICE in Barnsley have seized more than 90 wraps of heroin and cocaine - worth around £1,700 - as part of a covert operation.

Officers seized 98 wraps of the class A drugs last Friday (January 20).

As part of the operation, police say they spotted a 20-year-old man behaving suspiciously on John Street in the town centre.

As they approached him, he began to run from officers, but was caught after a chase across the town centre, and was found with a quantity of Class A drugs on him before being arrested.

A subsequent search of a property on Barnsley Road, Dodworth, led to the arrest of a 21-year old man on suspicion of possession of a Class A substance.

The two men have since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Mike Pursley, said: “This is just one example of operations we are running to consistently tackle drug related crime throughout Barnsley.

“I am pleased that we have been able to remove a quantity of Class A drugs from our town and would always encourage anyone who has any concerns about criminal activity of this, or any kind, in their area to contact us.

"Information can be given via 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."