(CMR) Jamaican dancehall entertainer Laden was given a four-year prison sentence for possession of firearm in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court yesterday (Wednesday).
Laden, whose real name is O'keefe Aarons, also received an 18-month sentence for illegal possession of ammunition. Both sentences will run concurrently.
The 33-year-old entertainer had pleaded guilty to both charges following a police chase on October 28.
According to police report, at about 10:40 p.m. on October 28, lawmen were in Cheapside, St Elizabeth, when they signalled the driver of a black Mercedes-Benz motor car to stop. The driver initially complied, but sped off when the police approached.
A chase ensued and during the chase, an object was seen being thrown from the sunroof of the car. The object turned out to be a firearm.
Laden and two other occupants of the car, including a 16-year-old were arrested. The others were acquitted.