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Dancehall entertainer among three arrested after gun tossed from car in traffic stop

Dancehall entertainer Laden was among three persons arrested after a gun, said to be thrown from a vehicle they were travelling in, was recovered along a roadside in Junction, St Elizabeth.

The incident occurred at around 10:40p.m. on Wednesday (October 29) when lawmen attached to the Black River Police station  said they signalled the driver of a black Mercedes Benz motor car to stop.

According to police, the driver initially complied but sped off when officers approached.

The police went in pursuit and observed an object being thrown from the sunroof of the car

The vehicle was subsequently intercepted and the occupants searched. 

The Police went back to the area where the object was thrown and retrieved a Hi-point 9mm pistol with a magazine containing one 9mm round of ammunition.

The men have been identified as 33-year-old Okeefe Aarons, otherwise called ‘Laden’, an entertainer of Dunder district, St. Elizabeth and 21-year-old Saaion Ebanks a labourer of Nembhard Town and Junction both in St. Elizabeth. A 16-year-old boy was also one of those arrested and charged.

Laden disappeared from the music scene after he rose to fame as a  top 10 finalist on the Digicel Rising Star competition.

He later signed with Stephen McGregor’s Big Ship Productions.

However the “Time to Shine” hit-maker disappeared from the scene attempting to make comeback in 2018 with his single ” Growing Up” which failed to chart.

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