Reggae star Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Thursday for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. Banton was also found guilty of another drug trafficking offense and a gun charge. In 2009, he was arrested during a Drug Enforcement Agency sting operation after police claimed he tried to buy cocaine […]
Reggae superstar Buju Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilos of cocaine, attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, and using the wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offense. Banton was found not guilty of possession of a firearm.
A jury will begin deliberating today in the cocaine trial of reggae superstar Buju Banton. Banton is accused of conspiring with two men to set up a drug deal in December 2009.
Four months after being arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, reggae star Buju Banton's trial has been postponed. The judge in Banton's case gave no reason for the delayed trial which was scheduled to start on April 21st but will now happen on June 21st.
According to court documents filed on Tuesday (January 26), Buju Banton’s high powered defense attorneys David Markus Marc and David Seitles claimed that the government entrapped the singer, because the informant pressured Buju to purchase cocaine.