Tommy Lee Sparta sentenced to 3 years for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Dancehall Artiste Leroy Russell, popularly known as Tommy Lee Sparta has been sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Russel was today sentenced for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

 Leroy Russell, Tommy Lee Sparta

According to Jamaica Observer, Leroy Russell was arrested on December 14, 2020 after a vehicle in which he was travelling was intercepted by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Specialized Operations.

The men in the vehicle were searched and a 9mm Glock pistol with an extended magazine containing 18 rounds of ammunition was found in the dancehall artiste’s waistband. He was subsequently charged and brought before the court and was sentenced to three years imprisonment. Reports are he had pleaded guilty to the offences.

“He pleaded guilty. The judge had regards for the sentencing guidelines. The judge had regards for the time he served in custody, and the fact that he had no previous conviction until now. The judge had regards that he pleaded guilty on the first relevant date, and is entitled to up to 50 per cent discount on the usual starting point,” Martin told OBSERVER ONLINE.

The starting point for illegal possession of a firearm is from 10 to 15 years.

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