Dancehall recording artiste Laden has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to police reports, on Wednesday night a black Mercedes Benz in which the deejay was travelling with two other occupants was signalled to stop by law enforcers in Cheapside, St Elizabeth.

Laden, given name Okeefe Aarons, who was allegedly the driver of the vehicle, disobeyed the police’s order and sped off. 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.

Laden shot to fame in 2006 following his appearance on Digicel Rising Stars. He is also known for songs like “Gal Coward,” “Feelings Too Heavy,” “Never Lonely,” and “Time Is Now.”