Grantham court: Six grand drug case sent to crown court

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A couple in their 50s appeared in front of Grantham magistrates charged with drug possession.

Christine Foster, aged 55, from Great Northern Court, Grantham, is charged with possessing 167.22g of amphetamine, with an estimated street value of around £6,700.

Foster entered no plea and her case has been sent to Lincoln crown court, starting with a preliminary hearing on December 23.

Meanwhile 50-year-old Andrew Doughty who also lives at Great Northern Court, pleaded guilty to possessing 17.40g of amphetamine, valued at around £125.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that when police carried out a search warrant at the defendants’ address last year on December 29, Doughty was seen throwing something out of the kitchen window.

This turned out to be a packet of white powder, identifed as the class B drug amphetamine, while another packet of the same drug was also found, in total amounting to 17.40g.

Defending Doughty, Rob Arthur argued that this was a small amount and that his client had the drug for personal use due to suffering from Lupus syndrome.

Mr Arthur also highlighted that Doughty had no previous convictions. He was ordered to pay a £75 fine, £85 prosecution costs, and a £20 victim surcharge.