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Buju Banton found guilty of cocaine and gun charges

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

After 11 hours deliberation a federal jury returned their verdict on the fate of Grammy winner reggae singer Banton.  He was found guilty of three of the four charges he faced.

The Jamaican reggae singer, won his Grammy just last week for best reggae album for “Before the Dawn.”

He was found guilty on Tuesday of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using the wires to facilitate a drug trafficking offense. He was acquitted of attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Wildly popular in his native Jamaica, his trial was based on accusations that he conspired with two other men in setting up a drug deal in December of 2009.  The courtroom was packed with supporters that included other well known reggae artists.

Prosecutors argued that Banton portrayed himself as a broker of drug deals in several conversations with a confidential informant.  Defense attorneys countered that he was simply a “big talker” trying to impress.

This was Banton’s second trial. A jury deadlocked in his first trial last year.

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Bruno Mars Plea Bargain Accepted

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Bruno Mars made a plea deal singer-songwriter  on charges stemming from a cocaine arrest in Las Vegas in September 2010 after Mars was found with a bag filled with 2.6 grams of cocaine in the bathroom of the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  The plea has been accepted, say reports.

Mars pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance Friday, according to TMZ.

Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, will have to do 200 hours of community service according to the site. The charge will be expunged if he stays out of trouble over the next year, and his record will then be clean.

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CBS Halts Filming of “Two and a Half Men” as Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab, Again!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

“Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen, entered a rehabilitation center Friday after a night of wild partying.  His partying allegedly involving porn stars and heavy drug use that landed him in the emergency room.

The 45-year-old actor was taken to a Los Angeles area hospital Thursday and was there until around midnight for medical issues.

According to Sheen’s publicist Stan Rosenfield he is being treated for a hernia problem although Doctors have not yet disclosed the reason for Sheen’s hospitalization

According to TMZ, Sheen had spent was with Kacey Jordan, a 22-year-old adult movie star, along with other women for most of the night and according to Jordan Sheen received a “briefcase full of cocaine” during the night.

“I can’t comment because I have no idea if it’s true,” Rosenfield, told the site. “You choose to believe your source. I don’t.”

Sheen is out of the hospital and reportedly, has voluntarily agreed to enter an undisclosed rehabilitation center.

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Paris Hilton in Vegas Court for possession of Cocaine

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Paris Hilton
dressed rather demurely for her appearance in a Las Vegas court today to answer to charges of cocaine possession.

Hilton was arrested and charged last month.

According to reports she has claimed that the handbag in which they found the illegal substances did not belong to her.

Seems a bit of a lame claim considering she was the only woman in the limo at the time.

Let’s see how she fares with her latest infringement.

Photos by SRV/DJU

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