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Last Updated: Monday, 11 October, 2004, 12:28 GMT 13:28 UK
Soccer star denies cocaine charge
Onandi Lowe
Onandi Lowe denies trying to possess 1.17kg of crack cocaine
An international footballer has denied attempting to smuggle crack cocaine worth 117,000 into the UK.

Former Jamaica striker Onandi Lowe, 30, is charged with one count of attempting to possess 1.17kg (2.5lb) of crack cocaine with intent to supply.

On Monday, at Northampton Crown Court Mr Lowe, of Finsbury Park, north London, pleaded not guilty.

Mr Lowe, who was arrested at his then home in Northants in April, was bailed to stand trial on 14 February 2005.

Mr Lowe lived in Northamptonshire while he played for Rushden and Diamonds.

He transferred to Championship side Coventry City in March but he was told his contract would not be renewed in the summer.

He will not be playing international football while he challenges the drugs charges.


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