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George Nooks on $80,000 bail

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 1:03 PM

Veteran entertainer George Nooks is slated to face the court on May 17 to answer charges relating to breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

The 56-year-old Nooks of a Widcombe Heights, Kingston 6, address, was arrested and charged last Friday. He was offered bail in the sum of $80,000 which he subsequently took up.

The police report that 9 p.m. last Friday, a team was on operation in the Widcombe Heights area when they observed Nooks acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion.

He was accosted and a bag he was carrying searched. The bag was found to contain just under two ounces of cocaine. He was subsequently arrested and charged.

Nooks hit the local music scene in the 1970s as a deejay performing under the name 'Prince Mohamed' before switching to singing.

In recent years, he has recorded mainly gospel songs, including the monster hit God is Standing By.