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Posted: February 21, 2011
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In light of today being a public holiday in the United States, deliberations in Buju Banton’s high profile drug case will resume in the Sam M Gibbons Federal court in Tampa, Florida tomorrow.


The 12 jurors, consisting of 9 women and three men, will resume deliberation of the evidence and were asked by Judge Moody not to read about the case or discuss it with anyone. On Friday the jurors asked to see the gun and drugs that are being held as evidence in the case.

Buju’s second trial began one week ago on Monday February 14 .


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.


He now faces charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm during a drug-trafficking offence, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offence, and using the wires to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

If found guilty Buju is facing up to 20 years in prison and up to $4 million USD fine.

Keep listening to music news as we follow the trial and bring you the latest from TAMPA.

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