Tommy Lee Sparta

Embattled Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta seemingly will be spending Christmas in police custody.

The “Under Vibes” deejay was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition earlier this week.

According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), during an operation on Holborn Road, St Andrew about 6:00 pm on Monday (December 14), a Toyota Mark X motor vehicle was stopped, the occupants searched and the firearm found in the deejay’s waistband.

Tommy Lee Sparta remains in police custody and is to appear in court to answer to the charges on January 6, 2021. Which sees him spending the festive season behind bars, the deejay is also the subject of other criminal investigations.

Tommy Lee is being represented by Queen’s Counsel Tom Tavares Finson and Donahue Martin.

“He was not charged in my presence and I left his presence at about 1 a.m. this morning (Tuesday). I learnt about the charges on social media,” said Martin. “It would not be prudent, certainly for me, to comment on the nature of the allegation without having formal disclosure. With that, we will be able to know the potential evidence against our client and we can have a determination to the matter one way or the other. I have been able to speak to him but I can’t comment beyond that.”