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Buju Banton found guilty of cocaine charge

Buju-BantonImage Credit: Reuters/Steve Nesius/LandovBuju Banton, né Mark Myrie, has been found guilty of conspiring to deal cocaine, the Associated Press reports. The reggae singer, who was convicted in front of fellow musicians and other supporters, was accused of brokering a deal in Dec. 2009. After 11 hours of jury deliberation, he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and using the wires to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

Banton just picked up a Grammy last Sunday for Best Reggae Album for Before the Dawn.

Originally posted February 22 2011 — 3:50 PM EST

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