Buju Banton Found Guilty on Cocaine-Related Charges
Reggae superstar Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was found guilty on three of four drug charges this afternoon.
Banton — who took home this year’s Best Reggae Album Grammy for his 10th studio album, ‘Before the Dawn’ — was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine, attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, and using the wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offense.
Banton was tried last year on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine, and aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm, but the case was brought to mistrial when the jury was unable to reach an unanimous verdict. Banton was not so lucky this time around. The reggae star faces 20 years in prison.
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