Dancehall superstar Tommy Lee Sparta has been remanded into police custody.

The Dancehall superstar was remanded after appearing in the Gun Court division of the Home Circuit Court. He will return to court on February 3rd to answer to illegal gun and ammunition possession charges.

The entertainer’s case was heard yesterday (January 13). It remains unclear if his lawyers had filed for a bail application or it was denied.

However, his attorney Donahue Martin did reveal that the case was heard “in camera.” This means in the judge’s private chambers without the press or the public.

“The cases are being held in camera so I cannot say much,” his attorney Donahue Martin revealed.

Tommy Lee Sparta is being represented by Martin, along with Queen’s Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson.

Tommy Lee, whose real name is Leroy Russell, was arrested on December 14 by members of the JCF’s Specialised Operations.

Police reports claim that the deejay was arrested after a Toyota Mark X motor vehicle in which he was traveling was intercepted and searched on Holborn Road, St Andrew. A firearm was found in his waistband.

The firearm, a 9mm pistol, also contained an extended magazine with 18 rounds of ammunition. If convicted Tommy Lee faces up to five years in prison.

This is not Tommy Lee’s first run-in with the law. The deejay was also arrested on lottery scamming charges back in 2018.

Tommy Lee Sparta is best known for tracks such as “Under Vibes,” “Blessings,” “Buss A Blank,” and “Psycho.”