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Monday 11 December 2017

Mum accused of attempting to smuggle cannabis into prison

Lindsey Fahy is charged with three drugs offences
Lindsey Fahy is charged with three drugs offences

A Mother-of-four has been accused of trying to smuggle cannabis into a Dublin prison.

Lindsey Fahy (34) allegedly had the drugs on her while she was on her way in to Wheatfield Prison.

The case against her was adjourned when she appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

Ms Fahy, of Fortlawn Drive, Blanchardstown, is charged with three drugs offences.

She is accused of simple possession of cannabis and heroin at Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, last October 27.

She is also charged with possession of cannabis while in the vicinity of Wheatfield Prison with intent to commit an offence under Section 15C of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions directed summary disposal of the case at district court level.

Sgt Maria Callaghan said it was alleged that the accused had a small amount of cannabis hidden on her person as she went to the prison.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case in the district court after hearing an outline of the allegations.

Defence solicitor Fiona Brennan applied for legal aid, saying the accused was not working and was in receipt of social welfare. A statement of her financial means was handed in.

Judge McHugh granted legal aid after there was no objection from gardai.

He ordered disclosure of prosecution documents to the defence and adjourned the case to a date next month, for the accused to decide on a plea.

Ms Fahy did not address the court during the brief hearing and was remanded on continuing bail.

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