Pharmacy fake script mum 'was strung out'
A single mother who submitted a false prescription at a pharmacy was "strung out on heroin and crack cocaine" at the time.
Sharon O'Connor (38) has since detoxed and is now free of all drugs, Swords District Court was told.
Judge Dermot Dempsey ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to April.
The defendant, of Churchwell Road, Belmayne, admitted having a false prescription at Boots Pharmacy, Church Road, Malahide on December 30, 2016.
Gda David Browne told the court that O'Connor had gone into the store at around 4pm and produced a prescription.
Gda Browne said pharmacy staff were suspicious of the prescription owing to the number of tablets on it.
The garda said the prescription and a number of other scripts had been taken from a medical centre in the Coolock area.
Defence solicitor Fiona D'Arcy said O'Connor was a single mother with three children.
She said her client had now completely detoxed from drugs.
Ms D'Arcy asked the judge to be lenient, saying O'Connor had "not had an easy time".