Buju Banton Gets Legal Help From Label

Published December 22, 2009

As the legal case is brought up against reggae superstar, Buju Banton, he's winning the court of public opinion as his recording label stands by its artist.

Gargamel Music Incorporated has announced loyal support for Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, who was arrested December 10 on federal drug conspiracy charges.

"It's on and popping," Gargamel president Tracii McGregor explained to CaribWorldNews.com. "This is Buju and we're going to get him the top legal representation there is. We are ready to fight. I saw him yesterday and told him to go inward and preserve you."

The top legal aid will come in the form of David Oscar Markus. Markus is a well-known figure in high-profile drug cases including that of former Panama military dictator Manuel Noriega.

The Grammy-nominated reggae star whose latest album, “Rasta Got Soul” received a Grammy nod, was indicted last Tuesday (December 15) with two other men for allegedly attempting to distribute five kilograms of cocaine. Last Wednesday (December 16), Banton waived his bail hearing rights and will face trial in Tampa, Florida. If convicted, he faces a minimum of 20 years to life in prison.

BET.com will keep you posted as more news develops.

Written by Derrick Johnson

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