BREAKING: Horncastle cannabis grower sentenced to two years in prison

Pauline Boddy has been sentenced to two years in prison EMN-150804-142315001

Pauline Boddy has been sentenced to two years in prison EMN-150804-142315001

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Horncastle woman Pauline Boddy has today, Wednesday, been sentenced to two years in prison for possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Boddy 67, formerly of Wharf Road, was found guilty on Thursday March 5, following a four day trial at Lincoln Crown Court.

Some of the drugs found at the Horncastle address EMN-150804-142326001

Some of the drugs found at the Horncastle address EMN-150804-142326001

Her co-defendant and son, Adrian Boddy, 48, was found not guilty.

The pair were charged in April 2014 after 140 cannabis plants were discovered at Boddy’s Wharf Road flat, following the execution of a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant several months earlier.

PC Diane Young said: “This was a substantial amount of cannabis, suggesting that Mrs Boddy was heavily involved in the local supply of the drug.

“Her arrest and the seizure of the plants potentially disrupted a very significant industry in the town.

Some of the drugs found at the Horncastle address EMN-150804-142336001

Some of the drugs found at the Horncastle address EMN-150804-142336001

“The judge has warned Mrs Boddy to expect a custodial sentence and I hope that will serve as a warning to others who may be involved in such criminality”.

Teenagers have told the Horncastle News drugs are still readily available to buy on the town’s streets - read the latest here