UPCOMING dancehall artiste Papcaan pleaded not guilty to smoking ganja when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court Friday.
The artiste, whose real name is Andre Sutherland, and who is a member of the Vybz Kartel-led Portmore Empire, was arrested and charged on May 9 after he was reportedly caught in the act by the police.
According to police reports, on the day in question at about 8:00 pm, policemen were on patrol on Mannings Hill Road in St Andrew when they spotted a motorcar with four men aboard.
The car was stopped and the entertainer, who was driving the car, was seen with a ganja spliff in his mouth.
He was then taken to the Constant Spring Police Station where he was arrested and charged and was later released on $5,000 bail.
Sutherland, who is represented by attorney Alando Terrelonge, is scheduled to return to court on July 7.
The artiste is known for the catchy and famous line Weh you get da new Clarks de Dawdie which is featured in the popular collaboration, Clarks, with Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim.