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Mr. Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton was found guilty on all three of cocaine charges but was however acquitted of the gun charge.
The Tampa courtroom was at full capacity today while both lawyers gave their closing arguments. Meanwhile those who couldn't make it in the courtroom stayed joined hands in the hallway praying for a not guilty verdict.
According to the Associate Press: Buju Banton stated "I'm fighting for my freedom…I'm fighting for my life."
Assistant U.S. Attorney James Preston told the jury on Thursday that Banton portrayed himself as a broker of drug deals in several conversations with a confidential informant.
"This is not about Buju Banton, the reggae singer," Preston said. "This is about Mark Myrie, the drug defendant."
Preston said Banton thought he was getting involved in a "no-risk" deal in which he would introduce a friend to a confidential informant, and then later collect money from drug transactions.