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Tight security for new secret location for Campbell Brown's doping hearing

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2013 | 7:07 PM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

The close-door doping case involving Jamaican track star Veronica Campbell-Brown was moved to a new location for today's second day.

Day one was held a=at a private property on Balmoral Avenue in St Andrew yesterday.

A source close to the proceedings says the decision was made to change the location to 107 Old Hope Road after the media turned up at the previous venue yesterday.

The source further says the location was selected as a result of the high level of security at the premises.

The Guardsman Group is located at 107 Old Hope Road.

At the end of the day, those in attendance used a back entrance in order to evade the media.

Two witnesses were called today.

The first witness was on the stand for three hours after entering at 10:30 in the morning.

The second person called to the stand was a polygraph witness.

Campbell-Brown is facing a disciplinary hearing following the June 14 revelation that she tested positive for a banned substance one month ealier.

The 31-year-old Campbell-Brown is facing a three-member Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association disciplinary panel being led by retired Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe.

Campbell-Brown reportedly tested positive for a banned diuretic and accepted a provisional suspension in June, missing the World Championships in August, where she would have attempted to defend her 200-metre world title.

Campbell-Brown, the most decorated female Jamaican athlete in history, is being represented by attorney PJ Patterson, a former Prime Minister of Jamaica.

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