Buju Banton, the Grammy-winning Jamaican-born reggae artist, has just been found guilty of cocaine conspiracy charges, reported the Associated Press.
Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, just won the 2011 Grammy for Best Reggae Album for his work in Before The Dawn.
Unfortunately, Buju Banton is now also convicted of “conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilogrammes of cocaine, of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offence and using the wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offence,” according to the Jamaica Observer.
One charge that did not stick was “attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.”
According to charges, the amount of cocaine he wanted to purchase was worth $135,000.
The jury who convicted him returned the guilty verdict after 11 hours of deliberating, according to the Associated Press.