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Woman charged with smuggling €2k drugs into jail


Teresa Shortt outside court

Teresa Shortt outside court

Teresa Shortt outside court

A DUBLIN woman was allegedly caught smuggling €2,000 of heroin to her partner in prison.

Teresa Shortt (34) is accused of trying to hand over the drugs while on a visit to Wheatfield prison.

The case against her was adjourned when she appeared in Blanchardstown District Court on drugs charges.

Shortt, of Francis Street, Dublin 8, is charged with possession of heroin with intent to sell or supply, as well as conveying the drug into a prison.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Wheatfield Prison, Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin on December 6, 2012.

The court heard the DPP was consenting to summary trial of the case.

Sgt Maria O'Callaghan said it was alleged that the accused went to the prison to visit her partner and in the process she tried to hand over a quantity of diamorphine.

The amount allegedly seized was €2,086.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case in the district court.

Shortt's solicitor asked for an adjournment to present "certain documents" to the court before the case is dealt with.

Judge McHugh granted legal aid and remanded Shortt on continuing bail, to appear in court again at a date next month.