In surprise post on IG buju said the following “In light of the adversity I have encountered, I feel the need to stress that my only desire going forward is peace and love. I only want to be associated with my craft. Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music which I have devoted my life to. I look forward to the opportunity to say a personal thanks to my fans and everyone who supported me,”
Buju’s Co-defendants Ian Thomas and James Mack were arrested when they attempted to sell 20 kilograms of cocaine in Florida and Buju was arrested hours later. Both co-defendants settled for plea deals and took lighter sentences.
The case against Banton was pinned on him by prosecutors who had a video of him tasting a substance in a Government controlled warehouse in Tampa.