BATTLINGHER DRUGADDICTION

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A 25-year-old woman ‘deal­ing with a se­ri­ous heroin prob­lem’ has pleaded guilty to three theft charges.

Shan­non Judd, Apart­ment 1, Failte House, Dun­dalk, had her case ad­journed to 14 Novem­ber to en­gage with the pro­ba­tion service, and Judge Mitchell said she should be ‘think­ing about com­pen­sa­tion’.

So­lic­i­tor Pe­ter Lav­ery said she is deal­ing with a se­ri­ous heroin prob­lem and is no longer on that drug but she has dif­fi­cul­ties with tablets and cannabis.

He added the pro­ba­tion service have had prob­lems with her in the past and she was seek­ing a chance to en­gage again.

The court heard that on 16 July last in Sheba, Clan­bras­sil Street she stole an Ap­ple iphone 5, val­ued €200; and a pair of run­ners worth €60.

On 20 Au­gust in Lidl, Av­enue Road, Judd took cloth­ing and footwear, amount­ing to €35.46.

None of the prop­erty was re­cov­ered, and the judge was also told the de­fen­dant is ap­peal­ing the sever­ity of pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions.

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