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Buju seeks early release – report

TAMPA – Grammy winning Jamaican reggae artiste Buju Banton, who was convicted on cocaine trafficking charges in 2011, has filed a motion in court in an attempt to secure an earlier release date, according to a report in a Florida newspaper.

The Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Buju, whose given name is Mark Myrie, filed his own motion from prison asking to be released early based on a recent change in federal drug sentencing guidelines.

Buju is currently serving a mandatory ten-year sentence for his conviction on a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

He is scheduled to be released in 2019. (CMC)

12 Responses to Buju seeks early release – report

  1. Jack O
    Jack O'neal December 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Free buju

  2. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne December 7, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    After this, Reggae on De Hill next year.

  3. Steve L Murray
    Steve L Murray December 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    give him his freedom man..

  4. Lorna Archer
    Lorna Archer December 8, 2014 at 1:58 am

    We love you buju

  5. Stephen Knight
    Stephen Knight December 8, 2014 at 4:49 am

    He shouldn’t be there anyway. Entrapment

  6. Steve Bispham
    Steve Bispham December 8, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Free buju

  7. Fay Savory
    Fay Savory December 8, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Free him

  8. Rastabeauty Daffodil
    Rastabeauty Daffodil December 8, 2014 at 7:25 am


  9. Brian Porte
    Brian Porte December 8, 2014 at 10:16 am

    dancehall need a fresh positive breeze right now .

  10. Sandy PB Eyes Mc
    Sandy PB Eyes Mc December 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Yes Free Buju please 10 years too long for that sorry.. and police getting away with murder! so unfair!

  11. Janet Clark
    Janet Clark December 8, 2014 at 11:53 am


  12. georgina December 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Free him he is good man sand him home .


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