A man who was found with cash, scales, one ounce of cannabis, and empty snap bags when police stopped his car two days after Christmas has been jailed.

On the December 27 last year, officers from the Pendle task force intercepted a vehicle on Scotland Road in Nelson.

When they stopped the car and asked to speak with the driver, numerous empty snap bags fell from the vehicle.

Ali Shah was subsequently detained for the purpose of a drugs search, and was found to be in possession of just over one ounce of cannabis, some weighing scales and £870 in cash.

He was arrested at the time and released under investigation while officers conducted further enquiries.

A mobile phone that was seized from Shah contained several text messages, indicating he was heavily involved in the supply of drugs.

On April 3, the 29-year-old, of Victoria Avenue, Brierfield was charged with possession with intent to supply class B.

Shah appeared at Burnley Crown Court on Friday and was sentenced to 58 weeks in prison.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We will continue to target people who are involved in the supply of drugs, which no doubt makes Pendle community a safer place to live and be.

"If you have any information regarding drug dealing please contact your local neighbourhood team via -pendle.npt@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or alternatively call 101."