• The U.K. woman was banned from keeping all animals for life after pleading guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offenses
  • She was also given a 12-week jail term, suspended for 12 months
  • Police found videos on the woman's phone showing her abusing her pet monkey

A 38-year-old woman in Newport, Wales, has pleaded guilty to abusing her pet marmoset monkey, including offering cocaine to the animal and attempting to flush it down the toilet.

Vicki Holland, of Wordsworth Road, Newport, was banned from keeping all animals for life after filming herself tormenting the monkey, the BBC reported.

She was also given a 12-week jail term at Newport Crown Court, suspended for 12 months, after pleading guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offenses. In addition, she was ordered to pay £420 ($557) in costs and a £128 ($170) victim surcharge.

One video found on Holland's phone showed her offering the marmoset cocaine, while another showed the "terrified" monkey down a toilet bowl, said Sophie Daniels, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

At one point in the clip, Holland flushed the toilet, causing the "petrified" animal to struggle to cling onto the side of the bowl. Holland could be seen "shouting, swearing [and] laughing" at the monkey in the videos, Daniels added.

"An independent vet soon confirmed that the marmoset was suffering unnecessarily as a result of the way she had been treated," Daniels said.

RSPCA discovered the abuse toward the monkey after videos were found on Holland's phone by Gwent police following a drug raid at her home, The Guardian reported.

The woman initially claimed she had sold the marmoset a week earlier. Police found the marmoset at her residence.

The animal was signed into the care of the RSPCA, before being transferred to specialist primate experts at Monkey World in Dorset for care and treatment.

The monkey, who was named Milly, is now "happy and content" after spending almost two years at the sanctuary, Daily Mail reported. She arrived at the park in January last year.

“Milly’s case was tragic and heartbreaking. She spent her life living in fear and was subjected to abuse and cruelty that is the worst that I have seen in more than 30 years of rescuing primates,” Dr. Alison Cronin, director of Monkey World, explained. “Milly will never fully recover from her abuse and will be psychologically damaged for the rest of her life but the key to saving Milly was companionship of her own kind.”

Earlier this year, Holland and her partner, Russell Cox, 43, both pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a class A drug at Newport Crown Court over a hidden cocaine haul found in Kinder chocolate eggs.

Cox was jailed for 30 months, while Holland was jailed for 20 months, suspended for two years in November last year.

The couple made almost £40,000 ($53,000) from their cocaine business. Holland was ordered to pay more than £4,000 ($5,309) in assets or face three months behind bars.

Marmoset is a small primate that also occurs in urban environments and shows greater resistance to the yellow fever mosquito
Marmoset is a small primate that also occurs in urban environments and shows greater resistance to the yellow fever mosquito Getty Images | Victor Moriyama