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Tommy Lee Sparta spent last night in the police custody.

Leroy Russel reported to the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James on Tuesday at midday after he was named as a person of interest.

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The Dancehall artiste, given name Leroy Russell, was subsequently detained under the current state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish. This means he can be held for 90 days without being charged.

Tommy Lee Sparta’s attorney, Ernest Smith shared the news during an interview with the Jamaica Observer on Tuesday, July 7. “He [Tommy Lee] has been detained. He has been taken into custody for the purpose of interviews with C-TOC [Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch] and OCID [Organized Crime Investigations Division], and other agencies of the State…They have no charge against him; they want to question him. He has not been told anything of any offence he has committed. He has not been told that he is inciting anything. He is just told that he has influence over a gang by the name of Sparta Gang,” the attorney-at-law said.

Ernest Smith added that Tommy Lee Sparta is not part of any Sparta Gang or any gang for that matter.

The Gothic Dancehall artiste is expected to be questioned today (Wednesday, July 8) by law enforcement officers.

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