Prison for woman who hid a stash of heroin in her bra

Judge Loughran said that despite the forceful defence plea of solicitor advocate Paul Farrell, which was deserving of the highest commendation, Hawkins’ offending had passed the threshold of an immediate custodial sentence.

Hawkins, whose descent into the drug culture came from an earlier hedonistic lifestyle, had made positive and valiant efforts to turn her life around and was genuinely remorseful, the court heard.

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