George Nooks on bail after cocaine charge

Reggae singer George Nooks is now out on bail after he was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

Police say the 56-year-old entertainer was arrested in St Andrew on Friday after a plastic bag with a small quantity of white powdery substance, believed to be cocaine, was found in his 2016 Mercedes Benz sport utility vehicle.

The God is Standing By hitmaker was charged with possession of cocaine and offered bail in the sum of $80,000. He is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on May 17.

According to sources, he was taken to the Duhaney Park Police Station, where the plastic bag containing the white powdery susbstance was reportedly sealed and labelled "in his presence and view."

It's reported that Nooks' luxury vehicle was also taken to the station "for safekeeping" but Yardflex was unable to verify this, as calls to the entertainer have gone unanswered.

Sources say about 9 o'clock Friday evening a team from the Narcotics Division was conducting operations in the Duhaney Park area when they observed Nooks "acting in a suspicious manner with a brown paper bag in his hand as he walked towards a vehicle." Other reports are that Nooks was in the vicinity of Wedcome Drive.

"As the detectives approached him, he opened the vehicle and threw the paper bag inside," sources told The Gleaner.

The vehicle was reportedly searched "in his presence and view" and the paper bag retrieved. Police sources say the bag was found to contain "a small transparent plastic bag with white powdery substance resembling cocaine."

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