Reggae Star Buju Banton Facing Drug Charge

Grammy-nominated artist busted in alleged cocaine plot

Last Updated: December 14, 2009 @ 6:30 AM

Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is facing a drug charge in Florida.

Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, has been in U.S. federal custody in Miami since Thursday.

Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman David Melenkevitz said Sunday that Banton was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. The charge stems from a DEA case in Tampa.

Read more from the Miami Herald.