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Three young Dublin women charged in connection with seizure of cocaine and heroin worth more than €400,000


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THREE young Dublin women have been charged in connection with cocaine and heroin seizures with an estimated combined value of more than €400,000.

Nicola Griffin (22), Kirsty Cummins (18) and Kaci Devereux (18), are all facing drug sale or supply charges after searches of a car and a flat.

Judge Ann Ryan granted them bail subject to conditions and adjourned the cases for a week at Dublin District Court.

Ms Griffin, of Oatfield Avenue, Clondalkin and Ms Cummins, of Cooley Road in Drimnagh, are both charged with possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to sell or supply at Ballyfermot Road last Friday, February 28.

Ms Devereux is alleged to have been in possession of cocaine and heroin for sale or supply at her home address at St Michan's House, Greek Street in the south inner city on the same date.

The three were arrested by officers from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and detained before being charged and brought before the court.

Dublin District Court heard today there were no garda objections to bail subject to conditions.

Judge Ryan granted bail in each accused's own bond of €200, but with with independent sureties required.

Conditions are, that the accused sign on three times per week at their local garda stations and notify the gardai of any change of address.

They are also to observe curfews, surrender their passports and provide gardai with mobile phone numbers at which they are contactable at all times.

The court heard the DPP's directions were not yet available.

Gardai have said a car was intercepted in Ballyfermot on February 28 and heroin worth an estimated €175,000 was seized, along with €70,000 worth of cocaine.

Two women in the car were arrested and a follow-up search was carried out at an address, where a further estimated €140,000 worth of heroin was seized, along with €40,000 worth of cocaine and a third woman aged 18 was arrested.

The total combined estimated value of the drugs is subject to analysis, gardai said.

A 17-year-old boy who was in the car was arrested but later released without charge.

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