Buju Banton to do 10 Years In Prison
In February the star was convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute it, along with a further drug trafficking offence and a gun charge. Previously the Dancehall artist had insisted in court that he had been merely boasting about the deal, and prosecutors conceded he had never put money into a deal or profitted from it.
The singer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was told at Tampa federal court that he must serve five years’ probation following prison. The informant was paid $50,000 after Banton’s arrest in December 2009, along with two others. One video shown to the jury showed even showed Banton apparently tasting cocaine in a Florida warehouse.