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Tablets charge woman bailed

A WOMAN has been charged with smuggling sedatives into Wheatfield prison. Clare Darby (33) was remanded on continuing bail when she appeared at Blanchardstown District Court.

Ms Darby, with an address at Primrose Grove, Darndale, is accused of bringing a controlled drug – D5s – into Wheatfield with the intention of it coming into the possession of someone in the prison last December 31.

Sgt Maria Callaghan said it was alleged that the accused attempted to take a quantity of tablets worth €210 into Wheatfield Prison. She was remanded on continuing bail to appear in court again on April 10.

DOPED DRIVER'S TWO-YEAR BAN

A FARM worker who caught a garda's attention because he was driving extremely slowly was high on cannabis when he was stopped, a court heard.

Noel Orange (29) had just smoked a joint at a shopping centre when he was pulled over. Judge Dermot Dempsey fined him €1,750, imposed a five-month sentence suspended for two years and banned him from driving for six years.

Orange, of Reynoldstown, Naul, admitted before Swords District Court to drug-driving. Gda Paul Kelly said that when he stopped the car at Millfield Shopping Centre in Balbriggan, he got a strong smell of cannabis.

DRUGS YOUTH GIVEN A CHANCE

A YOUNG man began supplying cannabis after he developed addictions to cocaine, sleeping tablets and weed, a court heard.

Judge Dermot Dempsey ordered Shane Lynch (20) to bring €500 to court and said he will leave him without a conviction.

Lynch, of Abbey Park, Baldoyle, admitted before Swords District Court to possession of cannabis herb as well has having the drug for sale or supply.

Defence lawyer Patrick Jackson asked the judge to leave Lynch without a conviction, saying he plans to go to college and hopes to travel to Australia in the future.


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