Dublin women cleared over record Derry drugs haul

A Dublin woman charged in connection with one of the largest heroin seizures in Northern Ireland has walked free from court after the prosecution offered no evidence in her case.

Sarah Greene, (25) of Eaton Green, Rathcoole, had denied being concerned in the supply of the class A drug on July 11, last year.

She was one of three people arrested after the drugs, with an estimated street value of £2million pound, were found in a lorry stopped on the Foyle Bridge.

Her two co-accused 42-year-old Derry man Sean Doherty and 29-year-old Dubliner Anthony Morgan applied to be re-arraigned last month and admitted charges in relation to the drugs.

Doherty, of Cornshell Fields, pleaded guilty to possessing the heroin with intent to supply and Morgan, also of Eaton Green, Rathcoole, admitted being concerned in the supply of the class A drug.

They are due to be sentenced in October.

At Derry Crown Court today, a judge directed a jury of seven men and five women to find Green not guilty of the charges.

Judge Desmond Marrinan told the jury that the PPS would have a "very good reason" not to offer any evidence.

He then told the 25-year-old: "The jury have found you not guilty of the charges and you are free to go."