Updated: 13/12/17 : 05:13:20
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Sligo garda pleads guilty to two more charges

A 35-year-old Garda has pleaded guilty at Sligo Circuit Court to disclosing information obtained during the course of her duties as a member of An Garda Síochána, knowing that the disclosure of that information was likely to have a harmful effect.

Jimell Henry of Cairns Hill, Sligo, also pleaded guilty to one charge of obtaining prescription drugs using a forged prescription at a pharmacy in Sligo.

Henry pleaded guilty to disclosing information obtained in the course of her duties as a Garda in Dublin on 27 December 2014  and 14 January 2015.

She pleaded guilty to obtaining prescription drugs using a forged prescription at Lannon's Late Night Pharmacy, Pearse Road, Sligo, on 5 April 2016.

Her barrister, Kerido Naidoo, told the court that she was pleading guilty on a strictly without prejudice basis.

Remand

He told Judge Keenan Johnson that there was a background factor to take into consideration in mitigation in this case and on that basis he requested the court to order a probation report.

Judge Johnson agreed and remanded Henry on continuing bail to appear again in court at the end of May next year.

In April last year Henry was charged with seven counts of disclosing information obtained during the course of her duties as a Garda at a number of locations including the Dublin Metropolitan district, Sligo and Mullingar on dates in December 2014 and January 2015.

She was also charged with the possession of cocaine at Cairns Hill in Sligo in January 2015.

At that court appearance she was remanded on bail with a number of conditions including an independent surety of €10,000.

In June this year Henry was charged with 13 further offences of obtaining prescription drugs including anxicalm and stilnoct tablets, using forged and photocopied prescriptions from seven different pharmacies around Sligo.

The alleged offences were committed in February and April last year.