Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Narcotics police to execute search warrant on Nooks' vehicle

George Nooks

George Nooks

Narcotics police will search entertainer George Nooks' Mercedes-Benz GL 450 SUV in the presence of his attorneys on Tuesday.

The vehicle was seized by police during the 'God is Standing By' singer's arrest on drug charges last Thursday.

"The vehicle is to be searched today in the presence of his attorneys," attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend, one of the lawyers representing Nooks, told Loop News

Nooks is being represented by Townsend and Kaysain Kennedy of Townsend, Whyte & Porter, as well as Queens Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson and Donahue Martin.

The 59 year-old singer was arrested for an April 2019 incident and charged with possession of cocaine and attempting to pervert the course of justice. Allegations are that Nooks ingested “some substance” after being accosted by the police in Liguanea, St Andrew, in April 2019. He was taken to Kingston Public Hospital for observation and subsequently released before his arrest 18 months later. 

After spending a night in police lock-up, Nooks was offered bail the following day in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree. His bail is set at $300,000 and he is scheduled to reappear in court on January 13, 2021.

The attorneys will be seeking the return of the artiste's vehicle after Tuesday's search. 

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