Nordelph woman to stand trial on drug supply plot charge

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A woman from Nordelph has appeared in court accused of being part of a conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Claire Godden, 36, of Thorpe Terrace is one of nine defendants who appeared before Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday in connection with the alleged plot.

She has pleaded not guilty to a single charge of conspiring to supply cocaine hydrochloride, a class A drug, between January 6 and October 25 last year.

The same charge has been lodged against Bradley Stantiford, 40, and Natalie Peirce, 31, both of Hoddesdon; Louis Croke, 22, of Broxbourne; Jonathon Chilcott, 26, of Old Harlow; Stephen Till, 28, of Harlow; Joanne O’Brien, 27, and Andrew Seaforth, 40, both of Saffron Walden and Claire Hollis, 29, of Little Canfield, Dunmow.

Stantiford has also been charged with conspiring to supply the drug between January 1 and July 31, 2015 and, together with Hollis, conspiring to supply class A drugs between October 1 and December 31, 2015. They deny the claims.

A provisional trial date has been set for July 4. The case is expected to last four weeks.

Godden was released on bail until her next court appearance.