Entertainer George Nooks was arrested for cocaine possession on Friday night.
Reports are that about 9:00 pm, police were conducting an operation in Widcombe Heights, St Andrew when they observed Nooks - who lives in the community - acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion.
According the police, the God Is Standing By singer was walking towards his Mercedes Benz SUV with a brown paper bag in his hand and, as detectives approached him, he opened the vehicle and threw the paper bag inside.
"He was accosted and (the) bag he was carrying searched; the bag was found to contain just under two ounces of cocaine," police said.
Nooks was subsequently arrested and charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
He was offered bail in the sum of $80,000 and is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, May 17.
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