Vybz Kartel Hit With Drug Charges, Murder Investigation

The controversial dancehall artist is in trouble.

Posted: 10/03/2011 04:18 PM EDT

Vybz Kartel was arrested Friday after a police investigation turned up a dead body and drugs.


Police nabbed the Jamaican dancehall artist in New Kingston, Jamaica, after they discovered a corpse in a St. Andrew House he allegedly frequents. The discovery led to a massive raid of some of Vybz' residences and hang-outs throughout Jamaica, during which police found some marijuana. Now the controversial deejay and three members of his entourage are being charged with drug possession. All four are still currently in police custody, according to the Jamaica Observer.

 

During one of the raids, area residents converged and began shouting at police to let Vybz go.

 

Kartel, whose real name is Adija Palmer, is assembling a team of lawyers to fight the charges and help him through an interrogation, which was originally set for last Saturday, October 1, but rescheduled when Vybz' legal team failed to show up.


Watch news coverage of his arrest below.

 

(Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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