A TWENTY-year-old man from Burnley was today sentenced to 28 months in jail for supplying cocaine.

Thomas Keellings, of Mary Townley Fold, was stopped by officers while driving on Brownside Road, Burnley, and was found to be in possession cocaine, with £630 in cash. 

A subsequent investigation found further cash and drugs at Keellings' home, amounting to a total of £2745 and concluded that Keellings was supplying cocaine in the area.

A police spokesperson said: "Thomas Keellings of Mary Townley Fold, Burnley was stopped by officers driving his vehicle on Brownside Road, Burnley.

"Keellings was searched and was found in possession of a quantity of class A drugs - found to be cocaine and £630.00 which had been secreted down the front of his trousers. As such he was arrested and interviewed at Burnley Police Station.

"Further items that related to drug dealing were found in his home address, along with a quantity of cocaine and further cash."

They added: "Today at Sessions House Court in Preston, Keellings pleaded guilty to supplying class A drugs and was sentenced to serve 28 months in jail.

"Our officers will continue to target people involved in the supply of drugs."

Anyone with information about drug dealing can contact police on 101 or report information anonymously via indepedent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

Alternatively, residents can email police at 4305@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.