Tommy Lee Sparta charged with illegal possession of firearm

Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta

Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta has been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Tommy Lee, whose given name is Leroy Russell is in police custody and will answer the charges when he appears in court on January 6, 2021.

The police said Russell is also the subject of other criminal investigations.

The Rich Badness artiste was reportedly held with the firearm during a traffic stop about 6:00 pm on Monday (December 14)

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The police report that a Toyota Mark X motorcar was stopped during an operation on Holborn Road, St Andrew, the occupants searched. Tommy Lee was found with a 9mm pistol containing 18 rounds of ammunition.

According to the police, the other men held along with Russell remain in police custody and are being investigated by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) Unit.