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Feb 23, 2011

Reggae Singer Buju Banton Convicted On Drug Charges

Reggae star Buju Banton is facing up to 20 years in jail after being convicted on drug charges in court today.
Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was convicted on three cocaine-related counts stemming from his arrest in 2009.
Banton was busted after he bragged about his drug connections to an undercover agent.
The reggae star’s case ended in a mistrial last year after a Florida jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.
Buju’s second trial began last week in Florida.
The jury returned the guilty verdict after two days of deliberations, convicting the reggae star on three of the four charges, including conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.
His conviction comes just weeks after Buju Banton won a Grammy for Best Raggae Album for his album entitled “Before the Dawn”.
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