Jamaican dancehall recording artiste, Leroy Russell Junior, better known by his stage name ‘Tommy Lee Sparta’ has been charged with illegal possession of a gun and sentenced to serve three years in prison.
The Under Vibes singer was arrested back in 2020, on December 14th, by members of the JCF’s Specialized Operations Unit, after a Toyota Mark X motorcar in which he was traveling was intercepted on Holborn Road, in St Andrew, he was searched and it resulted that he was holding on him a pistol and ammunitions and he has since then been in the custody of the police.
Sparta, however appeared before the High Court Division of the Gun Court yesterday, March 24, 2021, represented by his lawyers; Queens Counsel Tom Tavares Finson and Donahue Martin.
Sentencing for illegal possession of firearm charges is typically between 10 to 15 years as was seen in the recent case of Mavado’s son, Dantay Brooks. However, a number of mitigating factors worked in Tommy Lee Sparta’s favor.
The dancehall artist Tommy Lee Sparta has pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and was sentenced to three years in jail.
He was sentenced to three years imprisonment for illegal possession of firearm and two years for illegal possession of ammunition. But in all he will just be serving three years in prison since the sentences will start and run at the same time.
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