Embattled Dancehall entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta has hired Queen’s Counsel, Tom Tavares Finson and Donahue Martin following his recent arrest.
Tommy Lee Sparta was taken into police custody on Monday night on reasonable suspicion of illegal possession of firearm.
Nationwide News reports, that a 9 Milimeter Glock Pistol was seized during the incident in which Tommy Lee Sparta was arrested.
The “Uncle Demon” deejay was detained in the vicinity of a popular hotel in New Kingston by a Police S.W.A.T team.
Earlier this year, the deejay was held for weeks under the state of emergency (SOE) in St James. Upon his release, attorney-at-law Ernest Smith told the media that there was a personal vendetta being directed towards his client by the cops.
Smith said Tommy Lee Sparta had lost over $100 million in revenue over the last four years as a result of “unfair targeting” from the cops whom he accused of locking off events on which he was billed, or pressuring him off shows.
Tommy Lee Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, has had several run-ins with the law over the last six years.
In 2014 he was arrested and charged with lottery scamming-related offences after police raided a house in the Kingston 5 area that was believed to have been occupied by the entertainer.
A laptop reportedly belonging to the deejay was seized after it was said to have been found with personal information of several United States residents.
The artiste was, however, freed four years later.
That same year he was denied entry to Dominica after arriving in that Caribbean island to perform at a major concert.