TWO people have appeared in court after police seized a haul of drugs estimated to be worth around £85,000.

An operation was launched last Wednesday after police received information about the location of a large quantity of Class A drugs.

Enquiries led police to an address in Newcastle city centre where it was believed the drugs could have been hidden.

During a search of a the property officers uncovered a large quantity of white powder concealed behind a bath panel.

The drugs were seized by police and have been sent for testing but it is believed to be 2kg of cocaine.

A man and woman were arrested at the scene and have since appeared in before Bedlington Magistrates’ Court charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

Their case has been committed to Newcastle Crown Court.

Detective Inspector Mal Stratton said: “It is always a big result for police to seize such a large quantity of drugs.

“This would be worth a lot of money to organised criminals and now we have been able to take it off the streets.

“We are committed to tackling organised crime and this kind of activity ramps up the pressure on those involved in criminal activity. We will continue to target those involved in drug dealing and put suspects before the courts.”