Reggae star Buju Banton (real nameMark Myrie) has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a large cocaine trafficking deal in 2009.
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Buju plans to appeal. I wish him the best of luck with that!
Reggae star Buju Banton (real name Mark Myrie) has been found guilty of three cocaine related charges in Florida.
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This news has ruined my appetite.
A Florida judge has declared a mistrial for the Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. U.S. District Judge James Moody declared a mistrial after the 12-person jury sent him a second note on Monday saying they couldn’t reach a verdict. They had been deliberating since Thursday afternoon after a four-day trial. Click HERE to read more…
Reggae star Buju Banton claims a government informant pressured him in to purchasing cocaine.
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So Buju has no mind of his own? He’s a sheep?
I can’t…. not today….
The BBC News website reports that reggae star Buju Banton has pleaded not guilty to a drug charge in a court in Florida.
Banton was charged with conspiring to buy more than five kilograms of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in December 2009.
A bail hearing is scheduled Wednesday morning for the 36-year-old singer, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie.
Banton and two others allegedly attempted to buy a large amount of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in Sarasota last week. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was tipped off by a confidential informant.
Banton has been in federal custody since Thursday in Miami pending transfer to Tampa, where the case is being prosecuted.
He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted of a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.
Banton’s attorney says the singer “vigorously denies” the charges.
I am just hoping and praying he’s innocent of any wrong doing…. but it doesnt sound good.
If he is in fact guilty of this then I just have one question for Buju – What the HELL were you thinking???
Celebrated reggae star Buju Banton is being detained in a federal Miami prison following his arrest last Thursday (December 10) on drug charges. Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, was booked with another unidentified man after a surveillance camera caught them in the process of a drug transaction. Authorities claim to have found the singer with 5 kilos of cocaine, and charged him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. Banton was in the midst of completing a milestone 2009. The veteran deejay had received a Grammy nomination for his ninth studio album Rasta Got Soul, and finished a successful North American tour.
Why do I have this sneaking suspicion that Buju’s been set up here….