A TEENAGER detained by police after a chase admitted he had been dealing drugs.

Blackburn magistrates heard Asim Hafeez had dumped a bag containing £745 in cash as he ran from officers.

And they later found crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of nearly £10,000 in the footwell of his car.

Hafeez, 18, of Brier Crescent, Nelson, pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and acquiring criminal property. He was committed on bail to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced on December 20.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said police officers tried to stop a car in Scotland Road, Nelson at about 6.30pm but it made off.

Hafeez got out of the car and started to run and dropped a bag as he fled.

When he was detained Hafeez said; "I'm guilty man, I was dealing. Check the footwell, I had loads of bags of heroin and crack."

David Lawson, defending, said his client was an 18-year-old boy who was way down the chain as far as drug dealing was concerned.

"He was subjected to coercion, pressure and exploitation by others further up the chain," said Mr Lawson.

"It is not suggested this is a County Lines operation, it is simply a limited local act."