Buju Banton Found Guilty in Cocaine Case

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Despite a triumphant concert in Miami and a Grammy win within the last few months, Buju Banton's dark days are not behind him. After an initial trial on drug charges was declared a mistrial, Banton has been found guilty of conspiring to set up a Florida cocaine deal back in 2009.

Banton was arrested in December 2009 on charges that he tried to set up a cocaine deal in the Tampa area. Though, Banton maintained he was merely trying to impress the drug dealers because he thought they had record industry contracts.

Though, the prosecution had multiple video and audio recordings of meetings and phone calls in which Banton discussed the drug transaction. One video showed Banton tasting the cocaine to make sure it was pure.

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 on a fourth charge of attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Banton could face up to 20 years in jail.

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14 comments
Yanni416
Yanni416

We all make mistakes, luck wasn't on his side. Big ups to buju. Rastasfari!!

Nivin Sands
Nivin Sands

Personally I dont feel sorry for him, you might not distribute the drugs, but you palyed a part in the drugs reaching the street and destroying families, I love his music, but it should have been music he was trying to sell- Bahamas All day!!!!!!!!!

sosa
sosa

This is a shame. He is one of the greatest singers and may Gob be right with him.We love you Buju may you be well. alas.

Marsha Wilberforce
Marsha Wilberforce

H'es gog son and who god bless no man curse. I give heart to him because god knows he is innocent and buju knows too ,and who with him stay with him . he is a great singer and he will always be. love u buju banton from the princess m

Fatou
Fatou

Strange, this feeling Im feeling.. But JAH LOVE, BUJU will always believe in, Though you may think BUJU faith is in vein, Til Shiloh, we'll chant RASTAFARIAN'S NAME

Ranking Badger
Ranking Badger

Boom, Boom, Bye, Bye indeed - justice is done and another low life scum is behind bars.He incited hatred and now his punishment has been delivered.

stoneyage
stoneyage

Fatou, go learn to spell first. Chanting won't educate you.

Jetgman2
Jetgman2

Stop being a hater and go educate your Damn self. Your brain is to small to know what will or won't work.

dniym
dniym

that you don't know whats funny about the "Boom Bye Bye" comment

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