A Blackburn man has been sentenced after being charged with possession and intent to supply a Class B Drug.

In July this year police said they stopped a Volkswagen Golf being driven suspiciously in Whalley New Road, Blackburn. They found a knotted bag containing 6.38grams of cannabis, the driver claimed it was for his own personal use.

Police also found a Nokia mobile phone in the driver’s door compartment with messages linked to drug-dealing and a wallet containing a drug-dealer’s tick list was also recovered.

A later search of a property in Rowen Park, Blackburn, led Police to find £1,110 in a top drawer behind some underwear and two bundles of cash totalling £695 was found under the mattress.

Altaf Patel, aged 35, of Blackburn, was later charged with possession with intent to supply a Class B drug and this week he was sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for 12 months and a total of £1,980 was seized under the Misuse of Drugs Act. He was also ordered to pay a further £449 in court charges.