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Buju Banton was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of three counts related to cocaine trafficking.
The reggae performer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, has been in custody since his arrest in December 2009 in Miami after he allegedly attempted to buy a large amount of cocaine from an undercover officer. He could have been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
After a mistrial in September, Banton in February was acquitted of attempted possession with the intent to distribute but found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.
The convictions came less than two weeks after Banton, a previous Grammy nominee, won a Grammy Award for best reggae album, “Before the Dawn.”
Banton can’t record music while in prison, according to the Jamaica Gleaner, but will be allowed to keep his dreadlocks and practice his Rastafarian faith.
MC HAMMER NOW AN EQUITY PARTNER IN CASH4GOLD, WHITNEY PRODUCER UPSET OVER GRAMMY SNUB & ALI ATTENDS OPENING OF NEW PARKINSON CENTER…
ALI ATTENDS OPENING OF NEW
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali showed
up in person for the opening of the
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, a
newly expanded complex in Phoenix,
Arizona that provides treatment for
WHITNEY PRODUCER UPSET OVER GRAMMY
R&B producer Danja thought Whitney
Houston’s comeback album “I Look To
You” could’ve scored at least one
Grammy nomination this year, but it
wasn’t to be.
MC HAMMER NOW AN EQUITY PARTNER IN
Rapper-turned-reality TV star MC
Hammer is now an equity partner in
Cash4Gold, the company that first
hired him to pitch the product in
TV commercials that poked fun at
his headline-making financial