A COCAINE dealer who hid his £300 stash outside Blackburn's Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, is awaiting sentence.

Imran Hussain, 23, was found guilty of possessing 14 wraps of the drug, with intent to supply after a two day trial, at Burnley Crown Court.

He was bailed until July 27 for a pre-sentence report by Judge David Pirie.

The jury had been told how the defendant, of Wimberley Gardens, Blackburn, was seen by school staff who went out and found the drugs.

He was then seen returning to the spot and frantically searching through the grass.

Giving evidence, Hussain, en ex-university student who had no previous convictions, said he smoked cocaine and had gone to the area because he had arranged to pick up drugs from his dealer.