Selector Tall Boss facing extradition

Observer writer

Friday, January 26, 2018

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DI Unit sound system selector and founding member Davey “DJ Tall Boss” Scott appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree yesterday. He is facing extradition.

He is being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, aggravated assault on an American police officer and hindering apprehension.

Scott is represented by Tom Tavares-Finson and Donahue Martin. The latter was in court with the accused when he appeared before Judge Broderick Smith.

“We had the first mention today (yesterday). I am not able to say what my client's stance is right now, but we have requested the diplomatic notes on the case. His next appearance will be on February 1 where he will be served with the evidence against him,” Martin told the Jamaica Observer.

He will remain in custody.

According to media reports, Scott, 48, was arrested in Kingston on Tuesday after evading US law enforcers for more than 13 years.

Scott is being accused of trying to sell more than 25 pounds of marijuana and assaulting a police officer in New Jersey back in December 2001. It is alleged he tried to sell the marijuana to an undercover agent from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office narcotics task force. While escaping the scene, it is said Scott struck a detective with his vehicle and was later arrested. He reportedly fled the country after posting bail and failed to appear in court in 2004. Scott was subsequently added to the Bergen County Sheriff's most wanted list in 2007.

Sound system Di Unit says it will honour its commitments following the arrest of Scott.

“I will not be issuing a statement at this time, but I can say that the team will still go ahead with the events that we are booked for. When we are ready to disseminate any information we will make the public know,” DJ Badda Bling, a member of Di Unit Sound, told the Observer yesterday.

Di Unit's other members include Likkle Rich, Niney Di Unit and DJ Jerome.

The sound system's next appearance will be at Crysp Beach on Sunday at Sugarman's Beach in St Catherine. The Portmore-based sound system was formed in 2015 and has since played at events including Dream Weekend, Reggae Sumfest, and Brit Jam Weekend.




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