It seems like dancehall artistes cannot stay out of trouble with the law. There are dancehall artistes serving life sentence for murder, dancehall artistes awaiting court date to face murder charges and just last night a dancehall artist was arrested and charged for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) a black Mercedez Benz driven by dancehall artiste Laden and carrying two other men was stopped by the police in St. Elizabeth, however, Laden disobeyed the police’s order and sped away.
The police gave chase. During the chase, an object was observed being thrown from the sunroof of the vehicle.
When the police caught up with the vehicle, the occupants were arrested and taken back to the site where the object was witnessed being thrown from the car.
The area was searched, and a pistol recovered.
All three men, which included a 16-year-old, were taken into custody, where charges were subsequently laid.