Lawyer wants George Nooks case thrown out
Attorney at law Tom Tavares Finson wants the cocaine possession case against entertainer George Nooks dismissed because of what he considers to be major inconsistencies.
Arguing that the conflict about where the arrest of the entertainer took place is fundamental, Tavares Finson said the case should be thrown out.
Tavares Finson pointed out that the police investigator has reported that the entertainer was arrested at the Duhaney Park plaza in St Andrew.
He said the police, through Senior Superintendent McArthur Sutherland, gave a different location for the alleged crime.
Sutherland, head of the police narcotics division, had reported that Nooks was arrested in the community of Widcombe Heights, St Andrew, where he lives.
Tavares Finson argues that this conflict goes to the root of the case and he wants the charge dismissed.
The police alleged that the 56-year-old entertainer was seen with a paper bag on May 5, and on their approach, he threw the item into his car.
They say the car was searched and one and a half ounces of cocaine were found inside the bag.
Nooks is to return to court on June 28.