Banton Drug Trial Postponed

Reggae star BUJU BANTON will have to spend another two months in police custody after his trial date for drug charges was delayed until June (10).
Banton, real name Mark Myrie, has been behind bars since his December (09) arrest, when he was caught allegedly attempting to buy more than five kilograms of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in Sarasota, Florida.
The case was expected to go to trial on Monday (19Apr10), but U.S. District Judge James Moody has now pushed the date back to June (10). No reason was given for the change.
Banton pleaded not guilty to the accusation in January (10) and his lawyer, David Oscar Markus, has filed an official complaint in court, claiming the U.S. government entrapped the star into a drug deal.
Banton faces up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.
He is due in court on 21 June.


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Blessed.Don't worry buju we are praying for you.god is in heven not man. One day you will see the light thay cannot stop you just have faith in god and he will be there for you.one love everytime blessed.
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Take care of Yourself, God will guide you............
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God give Buju strength!! They only have physical control, but God rule the heart, the mind and soul..One day things must get better, dont you go down keep yuh head above the water Buju. Much Love.
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The Great Buju B. Many of us are angry at the situation you find yourself in presently. So Bredren, draw strength from your faith, songs and please find pen and paper and write the next 15 albums. Revenge is a meal best served cold. Dinner will be served with one of your poweful songs. Stay strong, we will be here waiting for you. God Bless!!
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