A ROUTINE stop undertaken by police officers in Barnsley uncovered a 5kg haul of suspected class A drugs.

Motorist Shane Richards, 34, of Middle Meadow in Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire, appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court, charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

The charge relates to an incident on June 6 when at around 4.50pm the vehicle Richards was driving was stopped by officers on Doncaster Road.

During a search of the vehicle, officers discovered the drugs.

Richards was remanded into custody until his next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on July 10.