Sutton Bridge woman grew cannabis plants to help her sleep

Boston Magistrates' Court
Boston Magistrates' Court
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A woman who told the court she was growing cannabis plants as the drug helped her relax and sleep has been given a conditional discharge by magistrates.

Deborah Marie Doy (36), of Princes Street, Sutton Bridge, admitted being concerned in the production of cannabis, when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said officers went to her home on an unrelated matter at midday on October 10 and when they searched the front bedroom, they found four small cannabis plants being grown under lights and a fan heater in a cupboard.

Tony Cunningham, mitigating, said Doy did not sleep well but had found that, on the recommendation of a friend, cannabis relaxed her and enabled her to sleep, so she had decided to grow her own.

He said Doy, who has no previous convictions, was ‘certain she will not touch cannabis again’.

She was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £105 in costs and charges.