RECORDING artiste Cali P is scheduled to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on February 27 to answer to drug charges and unlawful possession of property.
The Guadeloupe-born singer, whose birth name is Pierre Nanon, was arrested on November 11 — moments before he was scheduled to perform at an event in New Kingston — having been reportedly found in possession of a stolen cellphone and a small amount of ganja.
When the matter was mentioned on Wednesday, the court was told that the forensic report was still outstanding. As a result, the matter was rescheduled and Cali P's bail was extended.
According to the artiste's management, Cali P bought a phone from someone not knowing that it had been stolen.
The boyfriend of the girl who owned the phone tracked down the entertainer and they made arrangements to deal with the issue.
However, the police had already been contacted and when they arrived, they searched Cali P and found a quantity of ganja and that led to his subsequent arrest on both charges.
Chris Tavares-Finson is representing the entertainer.