Reggae Star Guilty

Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton

Buju Banton, 37-year-old Jamaican born reggae star was found guilty in a federal court of law in Florida.

Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using the wires to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. He was acquitted of attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Banton recently won a Grammy for his new album titled: Before the Dawn.

Fans in the US and in Jamaica are shocked by the verdict. Banton could serve up to 15 years behind bars for this offence.  What a shame that would be for such a talented man who made a terrible mistake.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2011-02-22-buju-banton-convicted_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

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