Embattled dancehall artiste Laden has pleaded guilty to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

The recording artiste pleaded guilty on Monday (November 30) when he appeared before in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court.

Laden has been in police custody since October 28, when he and two other people were arrested in Cheapside, St Elizabeth.

The other two accused 21-year-old Saaion Ebanks and his younger brother were acquitted of gun charges during court today.

The “Time To Shine” deejay is set to be sentenced on December 15.

Laden, whose given name is O’Keele Aaron was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act by being on the streets after the 9:00 pm islandwide curfew, and failing to stop on the request of the police.

According to the Corporate Communications Unit, the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s information arm, at about 10:40 pm on October 28, lawmen were in Cheapside, St Elizabeth, when they signalled the driver of a black Mercedes-Benz motor car to stop.

The driver initially complied, but sped off when the police approached.

The police said a chase ensued and during the chase an object was seen being thrown from the sunroof of the car.

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.

Laden shot to fame after becoming a top-10 finalist on Digicel Rising Starsin 2006. He is known for songs like “Gal Coward,” “Feelings Too Heavy,” “Never Lonely,” and “Time Is Now.”