A woman found with a stash of heroin and cocaine in her bra when police pulled her car over was working for county lines drug gang, a court has heard.
Vicky Davies had returned to dealing just months after being released from prison on licence for a previous drugs trafficking offence.
She was also found to a disqualified driver who has been banned from the roads since 2004.
Swansea Crown Court heard that on the evening of August 9 this year police stopped a car in Pen-y-Graig Road in Swansea. Helen Randall, prosecuting, said the driver – 37-year-old Davies – became “agitated” when approached by officers and appeared to be trying to conceal something down her trousers.
The defendant was searched and officers found a plastic container holding 12 wraps of cocaine and four of heroin hidden in her bra along with another five wraps of cocaine in a purse in her jeans pocket. Police also recovered £200 in cash and a mobile phone which contained messages relating to drug dealing and which showed Davies had connections to a county lines number known as the Max line. Checks showed Davies was a banned driver and was at the wheel of her friend’s Renault Megane.
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Vicky Lee Davies, who also goes by the names Erica Yvonne Davies and Rebecca Lynne Davies, of Windsor Road, Neath, had previously pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply, taking a vehicle without consent, driving without insurance, and driving while disqualified when she appeared in the dock for sentencing. She has 42 previous convictions for 92 offences including 47 for theft. In 2004 the defendant was convicted of dangerous driving and was banned from driving. She was ordered to pass an extended sentence before she could get her licence back but has failed to do so. In January 2020 Davies was sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy to supply heroin and she had only recently been released from prison on licence when she was arrested in Pen-y-Graig Road.
Steve Burnell, for Davies, the defendant had struggled financially after being released from prison on licence and had been “used” by people from a county lines operation.
Judge Paul Thomas QC told Davies her record of previous offending was “a long and dreadful one” and said it was a great shame that she had returned to dealing while on licence.
Giving the defendant a one-third discount for her guilty pleas the judge sentenced her to four years in prison for the drugs matters and to four months for the vehicle-taking to run concurrently. No separate penalties were imposed for the other motoring matters. Davies will serve up to half that period in custody before being released on licence to serve the remainder in the community. The defendant was further banned from driving for two years.
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