Buju faces 20 years in Prison

His first trial ended in a hung jury and another was set for February 14th 2011. As Buju gears up for retrial prosecution are moving to add 3 additional charges. Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie is to be retried on February 14 in the Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in Tampa, Florida.

The four-time Grammy nominated artiste had originally been tried on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm during a drug-trafficking offence.

Should the new indictment stand, Banton will be tried for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offence, and using the wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offence.

If convicted, Buju Banton faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment

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