Tuesday 20 August 2019

Daniel O'Donnell superfan who helped run cocaine factory has sentence halved

  

Molly Sloyan: Daniel O’Donnell fan had €70,000 of cocaine for supply. Picture: Don MacMonagle
Molly Sloyan: Daniel O’Donnell fan had €70,000 of cocaine for supply. Picture: Don MacMonagle

Ruaidhri Giblin

A Daniel O'Donnell superfan has had her prison sentence for helping to run a cocaine "factory" cut in half by the Court of Appeal.

Molly Sloyan (26), from Kinsale, Co Cork, was one of four people who last year pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to possession of €70,000 of cocaine for sale or supply at Seascape, Dromleigh, Bantry, Co Cork, on November 26, 2017.

She was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment with the final three suspended.

She won her appeal against the sentence yesterday, with the Court of Appeal holding that the 10-year headline tariff was "simply too high".

She was resentenced to five years' imprisonment with the final 18 months suspended.

Mr Justice John Edwards said the court would give a written judgment with detailed reasons for its decision on October 8 but Sloyan was "entitled to know her fate" now.

Sloyan had previously made headlines of a more innocent nature when her reaction to a Daniel O'Donnell impersonator on 'The Late Late Show' went viral on the internet.

She and her co-accused had a sophisticated system of extracting cocaine from fabric which was imported from Brazil.

At her trial, Sloyan admitted renting a house on Airbnb, hiring a car and buying the chemicals used in the extraction of the cocaine from the fabrics.

Irish Independent

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