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Drugs Flushed Down Toilet Retrieved By Gardaí.

A female, holding a Thurles address, who obstructed Gardaí while attempting to flush illegal drugs down a toilet, during a planned search of a property in Portarlington, has been fined at Portlaoise District Court.

Rachel McCarthy, aged 30, with an address at No.15 Cabra Court, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, had pleaded guilty to the offence.

Prosecuting Garda confirmed that the offence happened on January 21st last year, when the accused flushed a number of small bags containing cannabis and cocaine, latter intended for her own use and for sale or supply, down a toilet on the property being searched.
Gardaí had entered the address in Portarlington, bearing a search warrant and later had managed to retrieve the flushed items.

The accused, latter a mother of two children, through her legal aid, informed the court that she had panicked, but had fully admitted her action; fully co-operating with Gardaí when being interviewed.

Granting Gardaí a destruction order for the drugs in question, Justice Mr John King convicted the accused of the offence and fined her €400.

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