A COUPLE have appeared in court after a massive haul of drugs was found at their Great Lever semi-detached home.

Police raided the property in Walker Avenue, on Saturday and found cocaine, heroin and cannabis worth a total of more than £250,000.

This morning, at Bolton Magistrates’ Court, Ashraf Patel and his wife, Kimberley Patel appeared in the dock after being charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and one count of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

Steve Woodman, prosecuting, told how Kimberley Patel, who has four children, had answered the door when police, with a warrant to search the property, called at the house.

A search revealed the drugs in various locations throughout the property, including the kitchen and shed.

Also at the house were said to be scales, packaging, invoices and paperwork along with a quantity of luxury Tag Heuer and Armani watches and key fobs to an Audi Q7, Audi A3, Golf and Honda.

In court Ashraf Patel, dressed in a grey sweatshirt, spoke only to confirm his name and address. He did not enter a plea.

His wife, Kimberley Patel, wearing glasses and a black and leopard print jumper, with her hair in a ponytail, entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

Magistrates decided the case is so serious that they transferred it to Bolton Crown Court where the couple will appear again on December 23.

Ashraf Patel, aged 34, was remanded in custody while Kimberley Patel, aged 32, was granted bail on condition that she lives at her mother’s house in Deane, surrenders her passport, reports to a police station twice a week and obeys a 9pm to 6am curfew.