On October 19, acting on a tip, police held Collymore near the corner of Church street and St Louis Street in the district. According to PC 545 Charles, search of a bag in the defendant’s possession revealed the illegal substance.
Subsequent to this, Collymore was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to supply, to which he replied: “I don’t have any intention of supplying anyone.”
Before handing down her judgement, Magistrate Charon Gardner, stated that she was worried about the fact that Collymore was unwilling to attend Turning Point although he had a problem. She also mentioned the existence of an adult son, whom still needs a role model and mentor.
In sentencing Collymore, Gardner stated that because of his early guilty plea, co-operation, and the fact that the offense is a non-violent one, she had decided to fine him $2,500 on the charge of possession. This fine is payable by January 15.
On the charge of possession with intent to supply, Gardner ordered one year of probation, during which time Collymore is ordered to attend men’s counselling and parenting classes.