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Buju Banton Found Guilty Of Cocaine Charge

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, 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.

Banton was charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, among other counts.  This is Banton’s second trial. A jury deadlocked in his first trial last year.

Banton could face up to 20 years in jail.

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