FIVE Lithuanian nationals have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with producing cannabis.

All face a charge of conspiring to produce cannabis between September 2020 and September 2021 and three of them a charge of conspiring to supply cannabis between the same dates.

Rastauskas Paulius, 22, and Rimantas Stundze, 43, both of Rhoda Street, Simonas Repecka, 23, of Burlington Street, Deividas Vaitkus, 24, of Wickliffe Street, all Nelson, and Klaidus Zakarauskas, 39, of no fixed address, were all sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court charged with conspiracy to produce.

Paulius, Repecka and Zakarauskas also face the charge of conspiring to supply cannabis.