A JUDGE is set to sentence a drug-dealing East Lancashire woman caught with her own home cannabis factory.

Prosecutors say police also seized a quantity of cash when they raided the home of Victoria Kelly, 48.

She pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply. Kelly had previously been committed for sentence after pleading guilty, before East Lancashire magistrates, to producing cannabis.

Stephen Parker, prosecuting, said the question for the sentencing court would be how a woman in her late 40s, with no previous criminal record, had turned to cannabis growing and proved to be “good at it.”

Judge Andrew Woolman said he found it “difficult to accept” Kelly had not profited from the enterprise.

Kelly, of School Street, Stackstead, was bailed until Friday for pre-sentence reports.

The judge said the defendant should know “he was not making any promises” over what her fate would ultimately be.