Devon

Torquay grandmother is jailed over cannabis

A grandmother has been jailed for two years for growing and selling cannabis.

Lynda Seager, 63, of Thurlow Road, Torquay was arrested when her house was raided - 24 hours after her ex-husband's Sussex home was searched.

Police found 197 cannabis plants and hydroponics equipment. It is thought she made £100,000 over four years.

At Exeter Crown Court Seager admitted growing the plant, but was found guilty of supplying cannabis and possession with intent to supply.

'Clever lady'

The court heard that Seager had initially said she used the equipment to cultivate strawberries indoors.

But she later admitted growing the drug for personal use but denied supplying it.

Judge Erik Salomonsen said: "It seems clear to me that a reasonable finding would be that your husband was operating from his Sussex base.

"And for a number of years you grew cannabis in your house and supplied it to him in Sussex for onward supply.

"When police raided your house you were in the process of dismantling the hydroponics. You were seeking, albeit unsuccessfully, to hide what you were doing."

Det Con Richard Fuller, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "We are very pleased with this result. She was a very clever lady who tried to deceive the police about her involvement."

Seager's former husband is serving a three-year prison sentence for possession with intent to supply drugs.

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