Veteran dancehall artiste Mad Cobra, given name Ewart Everton Brown, was arrested in the US state of South Carolina.

The 55-year-old entertainer, has been charged with trafficking in cocaine and possession of Weapon during a violent crime.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office, in a social media post, said the deejay was speeding on 1-95 in South Carolina, when deputies initiated a traffic stop under suspicion of criminal activity.

The police reportedly searched Brown’s Black BMW SUV and found two kilos of cocaine and a Beretta 9mm pistol.

He is being held at the Florence County Detention Center.