Saturday 28 March, 2020

Tavares-Finson points to police inconsistency in Nooks case

George Nooks (left) is being represented by Queens Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson.

George Nooks (left) is being represented by Queens Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson.

Entertainer George Nooks had his bail extended until June 28, when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way Tree on Wednesday

Nooks told Loop News that he is confident that "justice will prevail" and appeared to be in good spirits after his appearance in court. 

"My lawyer is handling everything well," he said. 

The God Is Standing By singer's attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, raised concerns with regards to conflicting reports about where his client was arrested.

Tavares- Finson pointed to discrepancies in the crown's case against his client. He said that a release from the Superintendent in charge of Narcotics stated that the incident took place in the vicinity of the artiste's home in Widcombe Heights in Kingston 6, but the investigating officer told the court that he was held in the Duhaney Park Shopping Plaza in St Andrew.

A forensic certificate to say whether it was indeed cocaine is also outstanding.

On May 5, Nooks was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine under the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Police reports are that about 9:00 pm, lawmen were on operation in the community when they observed the singer acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion. He was accosted and a bag containing just less than two ounces of cocaine was found. He was subsequently arrested and charged. He was offered station bail in the sum of $80,000.

Nooks is known for songs including Tribal War, God is Standing By, and Ride Out Your Storm.

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