A heroin supplier has been jailed for five years and nine months.
Maqsood Akhtar pleaded guilty on the day of trial at Burnley Crown Court to possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.
Officers from the Central and Springhill Neighbourhood Police Team said the 48-year-old, from Tremellen Street, who is known as Max, was arrested on the afternoon of September 12 last year by target crime officers on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.
Wraps of heroin were recovered from the vehicle and over £1,500 was later recovered from his house, police said.
A Hyndburn Police spokesperson said: “Akhtar had been stopped by the local neighbourhood team a few days earlier in possession of over £2,300.
“He has been convicted at Burnley Crown Court last week and sentenced to five years nine months imprisonment.
“Akhtar has previously been sentenced three times regarding the supply of class A drugs.”