Buju Gets A Mistrial!

 |  September 28, 2010
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Buju Banton had been arrested last year on conspiracy of possessing five kilos of cocaine with intent to distribute charges.  The trial just ended in a mistrial.  According to Billboard:

  • A Florida judge declared a mistrial for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year.

    U.S. District Judge James Moody made the decision after the 12-person jury sent him a second note saying they couldn’t reach a verdict.

I would check out the whole article for further details.  I guess the Buju’s defense is based of the fact he was just “pretending” to buy drugs in order to impress the informant and his supposed music industry connections.  Sounds a litle shady to me, but apparenty it succesfully divided the jury.