Dealer caught with drug-making instruction video in Waterlooville

DRUG dealer Sharon Lambe was caught with a video detailing how to make crack cocaine, a court heard.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th June 2016, 6:00 am

When Hampshire police’s Force Support Unit raided her home in Sullivan Way, Waterlooville, she was seen trying to flush brown powder down the toilet.

Officers seized nearly £800 worth of drugs, including 7.22g of damp heroin worth £700 at street value when cut.

Two wraps of heroin worth £40 and two wraps of crack cocaine also worth £40 were found, along with £1,840 in cash and a recording on her phone detailing how to make crack.

Martyn Booth, prosecuting, said: ‘It’s a video and audio file whereby instructions are given by a male to a female – it’s not precisely clear who they are – they’re going along the lines “this is how you turn normal cocaine into crack cocaine”.

‘There’s a recipe highlighted and gone through in a step-by-step way. There’s also a reference in that telling people to avoid using crack cocaine because it’s terribly, terribly, addictive.

‘There’s also a reference to say crack cocaine is good because it will get someone addicted very quickly and they’ll be back for more before you know it.

‘That highlights and demonstrates not simply somebody dealing to fund their own habit.’

Police also found 12 numbers linked to drug dealing on her phone, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.

Mr Booth added texts were found on her phone advertising heroin and crack as coffee and sugar to people.

A second woman held in connection with the raid was released with no further action, the court heard.

Lambe, 53, has six previous court appearances for nine unrelated offences.

Paul Walker, defending, said: ‘The video/audio file was something on her phone but they were never acted upon, it wasn’t a drugs factory. It was in the early stages of a small-scale class A drug operation.

‘There were others involved clearly and she was by no means either Mr Big or indeed Mrs Big.’

Sentencing, Recorder Michael Norman, imposed a two-year prison term suspended for two years.

Lambe must complete 20 days of rehabilitation activities and a drug rehabilitation requirement.

She admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. The drugs will be destroyed.