Simon Collins, drummer and leader of Sound of Contact, and son of famous Genesis frontman Phil Collins, was arrested July 5th on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and of possession of a Class B drug. He was questioned by Wiltshire police then released on bail pending further inquiries.
For those interested, the UK legal status of Class A include: heroin, cocaine, crack, MDMA ("ecstasy"), methamphetamine, LSD and psilocybin mushrooms.
Class B drugs include: amphetamine, cannabis, codeine, ketamine, methoxetamine and methylphenidate Any class B drug that is prepared for injections becomes a class A substance.
Penalties for possession of Class A are 6 months to 7 years in detention depending whether it's a Magistrate or Crown court. Penalties for possession with intent to supply of Class A are 6 months to life in detention depending whether it's a Magistrate or Crown court.
Simon Collins denied the charges, stating:
I refute the allegations presented in the press today but due to the obvious legal implications at this time, I am unable to comment further.