(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Veteran dancehall artiste Mad Cobra whose given name is Ewart Everton Brown, was arrested on Tuesday after deputies in Florence County, South Carolina pulled him over for a traffic stop and discovered two kilograms of cocaine in his vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.
A release from the Florence County Sheriff’s department said that 55-year-old Brown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested after deputies initiated a traffic stop on his Black BMW SUV for speeding.
Once deputies had Brown stopped they reportedly had “reasonable suspicion” of criminal activity and asked Brown for consent to search his vehicle. During the search, the deputies discovered two kilograms of cocaine and a 9mm Beretta.
He now faces charges of trafficking cocaine and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Brown was taken into custody and is currently being held at the Florence County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
The deejay Mad Cobra, was a huge star in the 1990s. He recently enjoyed a surge in popularity as his ‘Flex’ hit was sampled by American singer-actress Janelle Monae in her latest single ‘Lipstick Lover’. ‘Flex’ was included on Mad Cobra’s major label debut album ‘Hard to Wet, Easy to Dry’ (Columbia Records). The single rose to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, number one on the Rap Singles chart, and number seven on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Mad Cobra is also known for the hit singles ‘Press Trigger’, ‘Dis Dem Anyweh’, ‘Dun Wife’ and ‘Defend It’.