​ St Georges Basin man fined $1000 and placed on bond for having drugs at South Nowra jail

A St Georges Basin man who pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited drug outside the South Nowra jail has been fined $1000 and placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond.

The court heard Colin Walters, 42, attended the South Coast Correctional Centre on October 22 in the company of a woman to visit an inmate.

The woman went inside the centre, while Walters stayed outside in a car.

Corrections officers decided to search the woman and her car.

Walters was allegedly sitting in the front passenger seat, with a drug detection dog finding a glass smoke pipe under the seat and a syringe containing a substance which looked like methamphetamines, ready to be injected.

Court papers stated officers attempted to search Walters but he placed his hands in his pockets and refused to remove them.

Police said Walters stated he would “swallow it”.

Officers eventually recovered a clear resealable bag containing a crystal-like substance.

Police said when they spoke to Walters he admitted having smoked methamphetamines from the glass pipe with the female about an hour beforehand.

He also allegedly claimed the drugs were the woman’s.

Magistrate Gabriel Fleming fined Walters $1000 and placed him on a 12-month good behaviour bond.