Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a firearms charge against reggae star Buju Banton, who is already serving a 10-year sentence.

The US Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that a deal with Banton calls for his waiver of all future appeals related to his 2011 conviction on a cocaine distribution conspiracy charge.

Banton is scheduled to be released from federal prison in January 2019, at which time he will be deported to Jamaica.

Banton’s attorneys previously argued that he should be released early under a change in federal drug sentencing guidelines. But the change didn’t apply to most minimum mandatory sentences.

Banton’s 10-year sentence is the minimum mandatory sentence for his conviction stemming from a 2009 arrest following a sting operation.


    1. WOW! This is the first time I have heard that the Dread has a “narcotics” habit? This must be one of the best kept secrets around. No wonder he was looking to expand his involvement in the trade from being a passive investor, to being actively involved in the day-to-day operation. Maybe he was high all the time to not see that he was being set up by that guy. Interesting how his drug dealer “friends” roll over on him when they were busted.

      Now is is broke, lost his house in Tamarac, Florida and will be deported back to Jamaica, with little hope of reviving his career and cut off from ever performing in the US again. His type of music is not very appealing to the youths these days.

  1. Buju is a superstar in the reggae world. Upon his release, if he is still able to hold a note and allowed entry to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, he will quickly rebuild his career and fortune.

    1. You know, you shouldn’t encourage others to follow your own incestuous practices. Is that where you got your start? There is still hope for you if you start attending JAMAL classes. You sound as if you are a crack head yourself.

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