Charged with €3m drugs haul on M1

An English woman charged in connection with an alleged €3 million drugs seizure on the M1 motorway, was granted bail at Dundalk district court last Thursday.

Susan Brown (44)with an address at Hillary Rise, Arlesey, Bedfordshire is accused of the unlawful possession of drugs and having them for sale or supply at the M1 Toll Plaza Drogheda on the 26th of June last.

The court heard that her Irish partner - who is accused of the same offences, had previously been freed on bail. A detective from the Garda National Drugs Unit told the bail hearing that she was objecting to the granting of bail on the grounds that the acused is not from Ireland and has no ties to the locality.

The Defence barrister said his client has a sister living in Galway, had already handed her passport. He added the defendant – who the court heard was a passenger in the vehicle, does not have a history of any sort and is someone with family living in this jurisdiction.After he was told the accused’s partner had recently been granted bail, Judge William Hamill remanded her to Drogheda district court on September5th the same bail terms - on her own bond of €10,000 with €5,000 to be lodged and an independent surety of €1,500.

As part of the bail conditions, Susan Brown was told to stay at her partner’s mother’s home in Cashel, observe a curfew, sign on twice daily at the garda station there, not apply for other travel documents and furnish a phone number on which she can be contacted at all times.


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