Three Blackburn men have been charged as police investigate the large-scale supply of cocaine in the town.

On Wednesday morning (March 29) police executed warrants at addresses in the Audley and Mill Hill areas of Blackburn, as well as the Walton Street area of Colne.

Police reportedly recovered drugs, a significant amount of cash and mobile phones from the properties.

After consulting with Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) the men have since been charged with alleged conspiracy to supply cocaine.

A police spokesperson said: “Three men have been charged as part of our investigation into the large-scale supply of cocaine in Blackburn.

“Our officers executed warrants at addresses in the Audley and Mill Hill areas of Blackburn and the Walton Street area of Colne yesterday morning (March 29).

“Three men, aged 22, 28 and 42, from Blackburn, were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

“Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), three men were yesterday charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.

“They were all remanded into custody to appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court today (March 30).”

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