Sawtry pair sentenced for growing and supplying cannabis


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A Sawtry man and woman have been sentenced for growing and supplying drugs.

Michael Newsome, 24, of Crabapple Close, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply on November 12 as well as supplying a class B drug in August last year.

He also pleaded guilty to growing cannabis at Sawtry Fen between April 1 and November 2 last year.

Katie Kavanagh, 18, of Louthe Way, also admitted supplying cannabis last August.

At Peterborough Crown Court on Tuesday, September 16, Newsome was given a 12-month sentence, suspended for 12 months, and was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. The court also confiscated £215.

Kavanagh was given a two-year conditional discharge.

Detective Constable Mark Joslin said: “The convictions of Michael Newsome and Katie Kavanagh send a strong message that supplying drugs will not be tolerated in Cambridgeshire. We will always pursue those involved with this kind of activity with the full force of the law.”