Benefits Street: Seven charged with drug offences

James Turner Street Officers said they recovered class A and B drugs during the raids in June last year

Seven people have been charged with drug dealing offences after raids on James Turner Street in Birmingham.

Six of those charged live in the road - the subject of the Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street - and one lives in Handsworth.

Officers said they recovered class A and B drugs during the raids in June. The raids came after concerns were raised locally, police said.

The defendants are due to appear before Birmingham magistrates on 6 February.

Of the defendants living in the Winson Green street; Samora Roberts, 32, Marvin Scott, 37, Monique Walker, 28, Ian Wright 38, Charlene Wilson, 29, were all charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Ms Roberts was also charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis, possession of diamorphine and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

Ms Wilson was also charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis and possession of diamorphine.

Mr Wright was also charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis.

Tina Thomas, 46, was charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis and possession of ammunition without a certificate.

The seventh defendant, Omari George, 20, of Dora Road, Handsworth, was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to supply cannabis.

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