FOUR men and two women have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

The court heard the conspiracy centred on Accrington but involved defendants from Blackpool, Chorley and Great Harwood.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said much of the evidence against the accused had been gathered by an undercover police officer who had posed as someone who sold fake designer clothing to get close to the drug dealers.

Amar Ahmed Hussain, 28, of Higher Antley Street, Accrington, Jacob Stanley Fisher, 21, of James Avenue, Great Harwood, Thomas Ian Edwards, 23, of Dickens Road, Coppull, Chorley, Naomi Winter, 29, of Thurston, Skelmersdale, Ella Smith, 20, of Dickens Road, Chorley, and a 17 year old male from Blackpool, were all charged with conspiring to supply heroin and crack cocaine between November 2018 and May 2019.

The youth was also charged with possession of a stun gun.

They were all sent to Burnley Crown Court where they will appear on December 12. Smith was remanded on bail and the other five were remanded in custody until that date.