POLICE believe they have taken drugs worth more than £80,000 off the streets of Kirklees in just two days.
Police swooped on properties throughout the area and discovered a large quantity of suspected cocaine and cannabis.
They found £13,000 worth of suspected cocaine at an apartment in the Equilibrium complex in Lindley.
A further £8,500 worth of skunk cannabis is said to have been discovered at a Birkby flat when police officers found a stash on the roof.
And raids in Mirfield and Dewsbury are thought to have uncovered cannabis worth a total of £60,000.
Police are currently carrying out tests on all the seized substances.
Sgt Damian Roebuck was at the Birkby raid and said: “We acted on a warrant at an address in Birkby and we went on to the roof to discover a quantity of drugs.
“We believe the suspects had stashed the drugs up there.
“The fire brigade came to help us get access to the roof to recover the drugs which were taken away for forensic tests.
“The suspect, a 29-year-old man, was arrested, interviewed and has now been released on police bail.”
A man was arrested after officers in the Kirklees drugs team swooped on the Lindley apartment where they recovered the suspected cocaine.
He was arrested in connection with the drugs find and released on police bail.
The raids were part of a series throughout Huddersfield and Dewsbury during National Drugs Week.
The week kicked off with a raid on an alleged Netherton drugs den.
Police will continue to target known suppliers of Class A drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine.
Sgt Steve Forrest from the Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This has been a co-ordinated effort during a week when we are specifically looking at drugs which can be damaging to communities.
“This is a positive start to National Drugs Week in Kirklees and has been an excellent result for the community and for the Neighbourhood Policing Team.
“The investigation process starts now and we will be following up all lines of inquiry.”
Anyone with any information about drug dealers or drug-related crime in their community is urged to contact Dob In A Dealer on 0800 555 111, the Huddersfield drugs team on 01484 436609 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.