JAMAICA'S track star Veronica Campbell Brown will now await the verdict from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Disciplinary Committee after her legal representatives ended their case at the hearing into her adverse analytical finding at 107 Old Hope Road yesterday.
Campbell Brown, who tested positive for a prohibited substance after competing at the May 4 Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet in Kingston, was represented by former Prime Minister PJ Patterson, and celebrated California-based attorney Howard Jacobs.
The JAAA Disciplinary Committee was headed by former Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe, and included Dr Aggrey Irons and Lincoln Eatmon.
They are now charged with reviewing evidence presented during the four-day hearing, which started on Balmoral Avenue on Monday, but which was switched to the Old Hope Road premises the following day in an effort to avoid the glare of the media.
After considering the evidence, the panel will decide on a verdict, including any punishment, before advising the JAAA and the athlete and her legal team.
In June this year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) described Campbell Brown's offence as minor.
"We can acknowledge that there is a case, but also take the opportunity to urge a sense of perspective... this seems, from evidence, to be a minor doping offence, according to our rules, so we want to remain realistic in our reaction, pending the conclusion of the case," Nick Davies, the IAAF deputy general secretary, was quoted in online articles.
The IAAF's declaration and earlier information reaching the Jamaica Observer that the two-time World Indoor 60m champion had declared the substance on her medical declaration form after winning the 100m at the JII meet are expected to go a far way in lessening whatever punishment may be imposed on Campbell Brown.