‘Drugs taking a toll on my life’
Jehan Collymore’s plea for help was answered in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today.
The self-confessed drug user and thief begged Magistrate Douglas Frederick to help him kick his drug habit, after pleading guilty to trespassing and robbing two visitors of items valued over $1000 on Christmas Day.
The 25-year-old of 4th Avenue Holders Land, Brandons, St Michael pleaded with Frederick to help him with his drug problem.
“The marijuana, alcohol and cocaine [are] taking a toll on my life Sir. I really, really need some help because I am tired of living this kind of life,” Collymore cried.
As a result, Frederick sentenced him to 12 months in prison, during which he will undergo drug rehabilitation.
Collymore revealed he started taking cocaine just over a year ago and it had completely ruined his life.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson told the court that the two visitors were staying at a beach house on Brighton Beach.
He said they closed their home after deciding to go to the beach, but left the beach side door open.
However, after returning home shortly after, one of the visitors saw Collymore inside the house with two haversacks on his back. The accused escaped through another door, but was pursued.
He eventually made his getaway after jumping over a wall.
In continuing to give chase, the visitor saw a policeman with the two haversacks and he identified them as his.
Investigations were carried out and Collymore was eventually apprehended and charged.