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Buju Banton Begins Retrial, Additional Charges Added
After taking home the Best Reggae Album Grammy for 'Before the Dawn' last night, Buju Banton is back to fighting for his freedom. 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 bro…
Stephen Marley Bails Buju Banton Out of Prison
Buju Banton received a major show of support on Wednesday, Nov. 10, when fellow reggae artist Stephen Marley posted his bail.
Buju was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover federal agent in December of 2009, and had been held in federal custody, without possibility of bail until his…
Buju Banton Retrial Set for February
Reggae star Buju Banton's retrial for buying cocaine from a police officer has been moved to February. U.S. District James Moody, originally scheduled Banton's trial for December, granted a motion by the defense to move the case to February but has yet to announce a specific date...
Buju Banton Drug Case Declared a Mistrial
A jury could not reach a unanimous decision after three days of deliberation in the drug conspiracy case against reggae star Buju Banton. The 12-person jury was split forcing U.S. District Judge James Moody to declare a mistrial in the case...
Buju Banton Begins Trial for Cocaine Charges
Back in December 2009, reggae star Buju Banton was arrested on cocaine charges after attempting to buy five kilos from an undercover cop in Sarasota, Florida. After more than half a year of waiting for his case to go before a judge, the 36-year-old is in court today in Tampa, Florida on trail for th…
Buju Banton Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges
Reggae singer Buju Banton entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment Thursday (Jan. 7) on charges he purchased cocaine. His lawyer, David Oscar Markus, requested that Banton be transported back to Tampa, Florida where the indictment was filed...
Incarcerated Buju Banton Receives Support From Label
Since being arrested on drug charges earlier this month, acclaimed reggae artist Buju Banton has spent his time incarcerated while still awaiting trial. The BoomBox previously reported that Banton was arrested on Dec.10 after authorities raided his home and took the singer into custody...
Buju Banton Arrested on Cocaine Charges
Reggae artist Buju Banton is currently sitting in a Miami jail facing federal drug charges. Banton, whose 'Rasta Got Soul' is nominated for the Best Reggae Album Grammy, was taken into U.S. federal custody following his arrest Thursday (Dec...