Sunday 17 November, 2019

George Nooks pulled from Mother’s Day show after cocaine charge

George Nooks was allegedly held with cocaine on Friday.

George Nooks was allegedly held with cocaine on Friday.

Arising from the negative publicity surrounding his arrest and charge for cocaine possession, singer George Nooks has been removed from the line-up of performers for the Mother's Day concert, ‘A Gift for Mom’.

The event will be held next Sunday at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew.

Nooks was allegedly held by the police with cocaine in his possession during an operation in the Corporate Area on Friday night.

Indications are that the organisers made the move because of the anticipated level of pressure that would come their way if the embattled artiste was allowed to perform.

A replacement is expected to be sought for Nooks, who was to share the stage with Sanchez and Romain Virgo as local acts, and headliner, American Freddie Jackson.

Nooks, 56, was held by narcotics detectives whose attention he reportedly drew because of suspicious actions on his part when the cops came upon him. He reportedly threw a bag he was carrying inside his parked vehicle, and when the bag was retrieved and searched, just under two ounces of cocaine was allegedly found inside it.

The singer was later charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

He was offered station bail in the sum of $80,000, with a March 17 date to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

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