BREAKING NEWS: Horncastle woman, 67, guilty of drugs offence

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A Horncastle woman has been found guilty of possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

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

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 the Boddy’s Wharf Road flat close to Horncastle town centre.

It followed the execution of a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant several months earlier.

Mrs Boddy will be sentenced on 26 March.

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.

“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”.