Cocaine was in handbag
NO CONVICTION was recorded as Irina Tiwka (41) 31 Hunter’s Green, Gorey pleaded guilty before the District Court to having €100 worth of cocaine.
The defendant met the case before Judge Gerard Haughton with the assistance of her daughter, who acted as interpreter.
The drug was seized by the garda who found it in her handbag during a search at The Avenue in July of last year.
The daughter assured the court that the cocaine had not been touched.
As Ms Tiwka had no previous convictions, she was allowed the benefit of the Probation Act.
The judge made out an order for destruction of the drugs.