A man has pleaded not guilty to four drugs charges and will stand trial alongside two others next year.

Muhammed Zaccariyah, 21, appeared at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday (December 6) where he denied two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and two counts of being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.

The possession offences are said to have taken place on August 5 2021, with Zaccariyah accused of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs between July 30 and August 6 2021.

The offences are all alleged to have been carried out in Bacup.

Zaccariyah, of Linden Avenue, Bradford, West Yorkshire, appeared in court via CVP from prison where he entered his not guilty pleas.

He was remanded into custody until his trial which is due to begin on July 22 2024.

Two other people, who previously entered not guilty pleas to similar charges will also stand trial on the same date.

Zaccariyah will next be required to appear in court on May 28 for a pre-trial review hearing, with Judge Simon Medland KC granting him permission to again appear via video link.