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BREAKING NEWS: 2011 Grammy Winner, BUJU BANTON Found GUILTY On THREE Cocaine Charges!



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Wassup peeps!

My heart is breaking because I know that Buju Banton is a favorite of so many!

Super talented with a BOOMING voice, his 10th album, Before The Dawn album, won ‘Best Reggae Album’ at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards just a few weeks ago in LA.

According to news reports:

Jamaica’s reggae superstar Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, has been found guilty of three cocaine related charges.

A 12 member jury a short while ago delivered the verdict in the Sam M Gibbons building in Tampa which houses the United States Middle District Court, Florida Division.

Buju was found guilty on conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.

He was also found guilty for knowingly and intentionally possessing a firearm in furtherance of and during the course of a drug-trafficking crime.

This trial, which began on February 14, was the second attempt of the US government to convict the Jamaican artiste. A first trial last year was declared a mistrial after jurors failed to arrive at a unanimous position.

Buju was arrested on December 10, 2009.

He said he decided to fight in federal court because he knows he is innocent.

He is yet to be sentenced but faces life!

He told the world our stories in “Untold Stories”

With all the hike in the price, arm & leg we have to pay, while our leaders play….What is to stop the youths from getting out of control. Filled up with education yet don”t own a payroll…I say who can afford to run will run. But what about those can’t….they will have to stay. Opportunity is a scarce commodity. In these times, I say, when mama spend her last to send you to class, never you ever play. It’s a competitive world for low budge people. Spending a dime while earning a nickel. With no regards to who it may tickle. My cup is full to the brim. Could go on and on, the full story has never been told. Though this life keeps getting me down, don’t give up now. Gotta survive some way, some how!

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Speak on it….

Muah & ♥ ya for it

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farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.


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  • Gugu

    I thought the Grammy was going to save him, I guess not. Tough

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Dominguez/100000568155200 Travis Dominguez

    I know this sucks for him. But wtf if it is true that he meet this guy and that he set buju up: Then i have to say that wow wht an idiot as a jamaican you are never even supposed to trust random people. As a rasta man you are not supposed to mix up in those things. He is already rich why the flip is he still greedy fr money? you know what i mean. money money monye it is what kills everyone. Gosh man, i hope this teaches all rastas to be strong and not fake. This is a wake up call to blow wo.