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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Woman accused of trying to bring cannabis into jail

Audrey McMahon, charged with possession of drugs with intent to bring into prison, leaving Blanchardstown District Court
Audrey McMahon, charged with possession of drugs with intent to bring into prison, leaving Blanchardstown District Court

A woman has appeared in court accused of attempting to bring cannabis into a west Dublin jail.

Audrey McMahon (38) was allegedly near Wheatfield Prison and caught in possession of the drug.

The case against her was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court for Ms McMahon to consider how she intends to plead.

The accused, of Strand Street Little, Dublin 7, is charged with being in possession of cannabis while in the vicinity of the prison at Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, with intent to bring it in.

She is also charged with one related count of simple possession of the drug in the same alleged incident.

Outlining the allegations, Sgt Maria Callaghan told the court the value of drugs allegedly involved was €80.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case.

This means it can be heard at District Court level instead of being sent for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, which has greater potential sentencing powers on conviction.

He made an order for disclosure of prosecution documents to the defence and adjourned the case to a date in October.

Sgt Callaghan said there was no CCTV evidence available.

Defence barrister Jennifer Jackson said legal aid had been granted previously.

Ms Mc Mahon was remanded on continuing bail.

The charges against her are under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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