A London woman accused of drug dealing had been trafficked to Witney and put up in a property, a court heard.

Shiquila Baxter was 19-years-old when she was arrested during a police swoop on a property in New Bridge Street in September 2020.

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The Londoner, then of no fixed address, denied two counts of supplying heroin and crack cocaine.

At a hearing at Oxford Crown Court this week, prosecutor Philip Misner said the Crown accepted the defendant’s account that she had been trafficked to Oxfordshire by others in order to sell drugs.

“In all the circumstances [we] have taken the view that it is not in the public interest to continue the prosecution against her,” he said.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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