A MAN who was arrested as part of an investigation into the sale of illegal drugs has been released under investigation.

On Tuesday, officers executed search warrants at a residential address in Shear Bank Road and Akhtars Pharmacy, Audley Range, Blackburn.

A 41-year-old man from Blackburn was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply a Class C drug. He has now been released under investigation.

At the time, DC Blair Patterson, of East CID, said: “This arrest is part of a long-running investigation into the illegal supply of Class C drugs in the Blackburn area. These warrants came on the back of information received from the community. I would ask anybody with information which could assist our investigation to contact the police, knowing that we will take the appropriate action.

“I fully understand this activity may cause some degree of inconvenience. I would ask the public to remain patient while we carry out our investigation work.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0191 of November 30, 2021.