Threats drove woman out of Grantham

A woman who allowed her Westgate home to be used for the preparation of drugs fled the town after receiving threats from dealers.

Danielle Keaveney, formerly living above the Blue Bull in Westgate but now living in St Rumbolds Street in Lincoln, admitted a charge of permitting the preparation of opium on premises.

Kate Hartley, prosecuting, said Keaveney, 20, denied being involved in the cutting of drugs or with the bagging up.

She added: “She did allow her flat to be used by others. She would not state who was coming round to do this.

“She confirmed she received drugs in payment for that.”

Bill Fraser, defending, said Keaveney was forced to leave Grantham after she was arrested.

He said: “As soon as she was arrested she and her partner began getting threats from the more serious drug dealers in town. That’s why she moved to Lincoln.”

Keaveney was sentenced to a 12-month community order with a supervision requirement.