Boom Bye Bye! Buju Banton Guilty of Cocaine Conspiracy

Banton allegedly tried to set up a drug deal in 2009

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Celebrating his Grammy win will have to wait.

A Florida jury has found Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton guilty on cocaine conspiracy charges.

Jurors returned their verdict on Tuesday after deliberating for 11 hours over two days.

The 37-year-old Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, was on trial on accusations that he conspired with two other men in setting up a drug deal in December of 2009.

His album "Before the Dawn" won a Grammy last week for best reggae album.

This is Banton's second trial. A jury deadlocked in his first trial last year.

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