Mum accused of running cannabis farm with kids claims crop mysteriously appeared

A mum accused of running a cannabis farm with her children claimed she woke up to find the crop had mysteriously appeared.

Sharon Gregoire, 52, was arrested after police raided her semi to find 10kg of the drug worth £96,000, a court heard.

Scattered through the house were mounds of plants.

Downstairs were electric fans, lights, weighing scales, and bagged packages labelled “kush”.

Gregoire told police none of the items had been in her home in Custom House, east London, the night before.

She told officers: “There was nothing in my house when I went to bed.”

Asked about the “substantial amount” of cannabis in her living room, she said: “Someone must have brought them. I didn’t hear nobody.

“All I remember is going to bed and then bang. There they are.”

Police found cannabis drying in her son Carlton’s room, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

More of the drug was found in a black bag on the roof of a lean-to at the back of the property.

Gregoire’s daughter Katrina, 26, denied throwing it out of her window when police arrived on November 15 last year.

Sharon Gregoire, Katrina, Carlton, 24, McGuinness and Jay Carter, both 32, and Crispin Kent, 42, all deny producing cannabis. The trial continues.

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