Carmen Lodge was surprised when police demanded entry after she reported her husband missing.
The woman who reported her husband missing to the police subsequently learned he was cultivating cannabis, therefore she and her husband must go back to court.
Ormskirk police searched Jason and Carmen Lodge’s home after receiving a missing person complaint and found a 126,000-pound cannabis cultivation.
Carmen Lodge was the one who made the call to the police about her husband, but she was taken aback when she found out that the officers wanted to enter their Cottage Lane home.
Despite her efforts to distract law enforcement, a call led them to the garage, where they located the cannabis grow.
They continued to investigate the house and eventually found a larger installation in the basement of the building.
During the interview, both of them declined to reply; however, when they were reinterviewed, only Jason Lodge denied having any participation in the operation of the farm.
His girlfriend, Carmen Lodge, pleaded guilty to allowing the residence to be used for drug trade, according to LancsLive. Together, they faced Schedule B manufacturing charges.
Both Jason and Carmen Lodge were found guilty and handed penalties last year; Jason received a community order while Carmen received a suspended sentence.
Tuesday, Preston Crown Court reheard their case (September 6). According to reports, the prosecution and defense couldn’t agree on a POCA allegation (POCA).
This indicates that the hearing scheduled for the next year will determine whether or not the two will be obliged to hand over money that they gained from the illegal operation.
Claire Larton of the prosecution team made the observation that both Jason and Carmen Lodge were against the POCA.
A hearing is scheduled to take place on February 23, and it is anticipated that it will last for around five hours.