Drug case dropped because woman has cancer
9:40am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A MOTHER-of-two accused of being involved in the trade in cocaine and cannabis has had the charges against her dropped because she is seriously ill.
Victoria Lamb was due to face trial for possession of cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply.
But because the 26-year-old is serving a five-year prison sentence in Scotland for similar matters, and has cancer, prosecutors offered no evidence against her.
Rob Ross, representing the defendant, who has cervical cancer, said: “It is unfortunate that Miss Lamb’s condition is, in fact, worsening.
“She is going to start, within a couple of weeks, radiotherapy and chemotherapy and this will give her a boost."
It had been alleged that Lamb, of Frobisher Drive, had drugs when police raided her Walcot home on May 31 last year. A co-defendant, Cem Keskin, who lived with her, was found guilty of the same offences at a trial earlier this year.
Lamb was jailed in Scotland after being stopped at Aberdeen train station, where she and another man were found to be in possession of almost £100,000 worth of crack cocaine. They were convicted after a trial in Dundee and she was jailed in February this year.
Lamb has been involved in a series of crimes in Swindon over the years including an attack on a 16-year-old girl in April 2007.