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Charges dropped against Kingston Dub Club promoter, selector

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

All charges have been dropped against promoter of the popular weekly session, Kingston Dub Club, after the prosecution was forced to withdraw the allegation that he did not have a permit for the event when he was arrested by police recently.

The charges were dropped this morning after the promoter, Carlyle Lee, appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court with the permit.

Lee, who also goes by the name Gabrie Selassie, was charged with breaches of the Noise Abatement Act, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and using indecent language.

He was arrested on April 23 after the St Andrew Central Police reportedly responded to calls about loud noise on Skyline Drive and asked the promoter for the permit for the event.

The police say he was unable to produce the permit and they instructed him to turn off the music and informed him that he would be charged under the Noise Abatement Act.

The police say the patrons became boisterous and prevented them from carrying out their functions and pepper spray was used to subdue the crowd.

Lee issued a statement via his attorney’s Tom Tavares Finson QC, and Donahue Martin Jr saying, “I have always tried to live within the law and I am happy with the outcome”. 

Twenty-five-year-old selector Rahoj Mooyin of Royal Flat district, Manchester, was also arrested in the incident.

The charges against Mooyin were also dropped.