Dancehall artiste Laden was fined JM$2,000 for failure to obey a constable’s command when he appeared in the Santa Cruz Parish Court in St Elizabeth on Wednesday (December 8).

The “Time To Shine” deejay pleaded guilty, apologised to the court and to the police officer. He was then fined $2,000 or five days imprisonment.

According to his lawyer,Thomas Levene the charge of breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act was withdrawn.

Laden, whose given name is Okeefe Aarons, is scheduled to return to court on December 15 after pleading guilty to possession of firearm and ammunition.

According to the police report, 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. 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.