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Tuesday, 23 May, 2000, 10:49 GMT 11:49 UK
Singer Bobby back in jail
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston
Mop top: Bobby Brown with wife Whitney Houston
Singer Bobby Brown has been remanded in custody until 19 June over allegations that he violated a probation order.

The R&B star, who is married to Whitney Houston, was ordered by a judge to remain in jail until his case was heard.

Brown is accused of testing positive for cocaine while still on probation for a drink-driving offence.

He smiled and shook his head after Judge Leonard Feiner announced his decision at the court in Fort Lauderdale, USA.


Bobby Brown
Back in jail: Bobby Brown was remanded until 19 June

Brown was returned to the Broward County Jail in Florida, where he has been held since his arrest on 10 May.

The singer, who made his name with boy band New Edition, was picked up at the airport in Newark, New Jersey, as he and Houston returned from the Bahamas.

Cocaine

A warrant was issued for his arrest last June after his probation officer claimed he had tested positive for cocaine.

Brown, 33, spent five days in prison in 1998 and was placed on probation for a year following a conviction for drink-driving.

He was arrested after the incident in 1996 in which his Porsche careered into a sign. He was found to be nearly three times over the legal alcohol limit for driving.

After the latest hearing, Brown turned to his lawyer and said: "It's not fair, man, it's not fair."

Houston, currently topping the UK album charts with her Greatest Hits collection, was not present in court.

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