Buju Banton sentenced to 10 years in prison | News

Grammy award-winning reggae superstar Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in prison stemming from conspiracy charges to deal cocaine in 2009 brought on by conversations with snitch paid Government informant Alexander Johnson. Buju, real name Mark Myrie, underwent two trials after the first trial ended in a mistrial in 2010. He was however found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine, using the wires to facilitate a drug offense and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. U.S. District Judge James S. Moody threw out the gun conviction, which would have extended his term by five years.

The informant was paid $50,000 (approx £31,000) after Banton’s arrest in December 2009, along with Ian Thomas and James Mack who plead guilty following their arrest during a sting operation attempting to purchase cocaine.

Having already served 2 years, the 37 year-old may be out in 8 years – I think anyway.

“A long time the pu*sy them want me” – Buju Banton on “Jah Army” by Stephen Marley ft. Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley & Buju Banton.

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