October 28th, 2020

Woman’s charges withdrawn


By Shurtz, Delon on March 18, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

lethbridge herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

A Lethbridge woman arrested following a police raid on a city home more than a year ago no longer faces several criminal charges.

Susan Lynn Graf, 55, was facing three counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of drug possession, possession of the proceeds of crime, and possession of a prohibited weapon. But last week during a brief hearing in Lethbridge provincial court, the charges were withdrawn by the federal Crown.

The charges were laid following a drug bust Feb. 8, 2019, during which police searched a westside home and reportedly found various drugs, cash and a set of brass knuckles.

John Leroy Hodgson was also charged in connection with the drug bust, but only with a single count of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, in relation to a small amount of cocaine of which he was in possession when he was arrested. He and Graf initially pleaded not guilty to their charges and were expected to stand trial before they changed their minds.

Hodgson, 43, pleaded guilty to his charge last November and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, followed by one year of probation.

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