The home of recording artiste Don J1 was thoroughly searched last Saturday by the St. Andrew police after a freestyle that saw him holding what appeared to be a firearm went viral.
The DJ revealed that he was frightened and scared when the lawman entered his home and ordered him to hand over the weapon, he then told his sister to go live as his fear heightened as he was being pressed by the police to hand over the gun.
He was then escorted to a nearby police station.
Don J1 whose given name is Javaughn Wedderburn told the police that the gun was a prop, and he had to call the person from whom the prop was rented to present it to the police for inspection and to verify his claim.
The artiste in an interview with the Jamaica star stated that he did not blame the police for searching his residence as they were just doing their job and the government was also trying its best to curtail crime. He also detailed that the youths need a bit of introspection, self-examination and also the value of preserving and not taking life.
“Mi can’t wrong them none at all because that is how crime should be dealt with and if they consider a person to be a criminal, they should investigate. I am not a criminal and I was never convicted or had any run-ins with the law or anything,” he explained.
Wedderburn appears tearful in the viral video made last Tuesday, where he was seen holding the weapon and showing pictures of his daughters while deejaying, he also said that he was meditating deeply about all the things that he was going through in his life hence the song is called ‘Three Points’.
According to Police statistics, the country had recorded 93 murders up to January 20, 2022, and this also represented an 8.1% increase over the same period in 2021. Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay who heads the Corporate Communications Unit for the police is advising artists who use props or weapons for video shoots to notify the police beforehand.
The entertainer stands resolute that he has never been in breach of the law, and has never had any run-ins with the police.
He was released without charge.