Boom Bye Bye! Buju Banton Guilty of Cocaine Conspiracy
Banton allegedly tried to set up a drug deal in 2009
NEW YORK - APRIL 13: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Buju Banton performs at the Benefit Party after the NY Benefit Premiere of "The Agronomist" on April 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Eells/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Buju Banton
Updated at 4:55 PM EDT on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011
Celebrating his Grammy win will have to wait.
A Florida jury has found Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton guilty on cocaine conspiracy charges.
Jurors returned their verdict on Tuesday after deliberating for 11 hours over two days.
The 37-year-old Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, was on trial on accusations that he conspired with two other men in setting up a drug deal in December of 2009.
His album "Before the Dawn" won a Grammy last week for best reggae album.
This is Banton's second trial. A jury deadlocked in his first trial last year.
Published at 3:22 PM EDT on Feb 22, 2011
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