Buju Banton, who was charged in 2009, will serve until January 2019 at the latest
Buju Banton, the reggae star who was busted back in 2009 following a DEA investigation, was sentenced this week and will serve time in a federal prison on three seperate charges stemming from a drug investion. Banton was charged for trying to acquire and distribute cocaine, as well as separate charges for another drug trafficking offense and for a firearms charge.
Buju [R] with Beenie Man [L] prior to his drug bust
Banton will serve up to 10 years behind bars, with U.S. District Judge James Moody saying that the 10-year sentence he was given is the minimal time in prison a sentencing as severe as his grants, according to by federal guidelines. The Grammy-winning reggae artist's lawyer has requested that he serve out his time in a prison close to Miami so he can be within the proximity of his family.
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Buju Banton - Reggae singers Buju Banton & Beenie Man Miami, Florida - backstage at Reggae Bash 2009 in the James L. Knight Center Saturday 31st October 2009