Samantha Forsyth Prosecutes Benefit Street Drugs Trial

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

A woman who appeared on Channel 4’s show Benefits Street is facing jail over drug and ammunition charges. No5 crime barrister Samantha Forsyth prosecuted in the case.

Samora Roberts, 34, who was known on the show as “Black Dee” has been found guilty of illegally having ammunition, as well as being convicted of two counts of possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply and possession of heroin.

Roberts was granted bail at Birmingham Crown Court and will be sentenced in January.

Jurors had been selected from those had never watched the Channel 4 reality show Benefits Street, which focused on the lives of the residents of Birmingham’s James Turner Street.

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