GUN POSSESSION ADDED TO BUJU'S CHARGES
International reggae artiste Buju Banton will now face a new charge when he returns to court for the second round in his drug battle against the United States.
Music News understands that the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Tampa Division courts decided to add possession of a firearm to the list of charges that is already tagged to Buju’s case.
As previously reported, a mistrial was declared in Buju Banton’s first trial in the United States, after the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in September 2010.
Nevertheless, Banton’s legal team is contending that the United States government entrapped him.
Banton's first trial charges consist of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm during a drug-trafficking offence.
The Gargamel is set to perform on his Buju and Friends concert on Jan 16th at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami. No date yet has been set been set for trial.