Saturday 22 October 2016

Benefits Street star faces drugs, bullets charges


Samora Roberts
Samora Roberts

Residents of TV's Benefits Street were running "a drugs operation" selling "significant quantities" from their doorsteps, a jury has been told.

Samora Roberts, known as Dee Roberts, is among six defendants who lived on or near James Turner Street in Birmingham, all accused of conspiring to supply crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis in the summer of 2013.

In June that year, police raided homes in the street after a surveillance operation and found "quite significant quantities of drugs: heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis".

Also found in a washing basket inside Roberts' terraced home was a pink shoe containing 13 bullets, while in a neighbour's home Roberts' DNA was found on a sock which contained a further five shells.

She denies the charges.

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