Expectant mother on drugs charge

A young, heavily pregnant Prosperous woman will make a E600 contribution to charity to after she faced charges of possession of drugs.

A young, heavily pregnant Prosperous woman will make a E600 contribution to charity to after she faced charges of possession of drugs.

Pamela Byrne whose address is listed as 9 Anne Street, Prosperous, Kildare was arrested by Garda Dara Diffily on September 29, 2011 outside Frank’s takeaway on the Main Street.

The court heard that she was in a black Audi A4 and was acting suspiciously. She was in the company of somebody who was known to Gardai and who was, the court heard, the main mover in this.

She was caught with E150 worth of cannabis.

Acting for her Stephen Walsh told Judge Desmond Zaidan at Naas District Court on Wednesday, May 23, that his client is 22 yeas old and is due to give birth in the next month.

“She’s never in trouble before, she fell in the the wrong kind.”

She has now severed her ties with her associate. He is not the father of her unborn child, although she is not in a relationship with the father.

She is not working at the moment. A trained beautician, her last place of employment went bankrupt she told the court.

“She has distanced herself from that person now,” Mr. Walsh said. “She’s back on the straight and narrow. She lives with her family, all of whom are good people.”

“Have you stopped abusing cannabis?” the Judge asked.

She said that she had.

“She was in a bad place at the time,” Mr. Walsh explained.

“You’re old enough to say no,” the Judge said.

The court heard that getting pregnant had put her back on the right track

“You’re going to have a huge responsibility, having a child,” he told Ms. Byrne.

Inspector Patsy Glennon confirmed that Ms. Byrne was “doing very well”.

“If you come back before the court with a drugs charge, you’ll be going to jail,” the Judge warned her, before accepting the offer of a charitable contribution.