Buju Banton, is confident he will be exonerated. That`s the word from Banton`s attorney, Herbert Erving Walker, III, a licensed practicing Florida attorney for over a decade. Walker`s comments come as the singer yesterday waived a bail hearing and agreed to be transferred from Miami to Tampa to federal drug charges.
`He`s confident he`s going to be exonerated,` said Walker, III. `He`s a very spiritual person. He`s a very positive person.`
Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, appeared in court in a beige jail jumpsuit yesterday, his signature dreads pulled off his face. The 36-year-old sat expressionless speaking only to confirm his real name, age and the fact that was indeed waiving his bail hearing in Miami to be transferred to Tampa.
The four-time Grammy nominee is accused along with two others of allegedly attempting to buy more than five kilograms of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in Sarasota last week.
Banton was arrested Thursday at his home in Tamarac. The charges carry a maximum sentence of over 20 years in prison.
Meanwhile, Banton`s loyal fans continued to support him on social networking site Facebook, with many insisting it is a set up and urging all to remember that the singer is `innocent until proven guilty.` This as his label, Gargamel music continued to stay silent on the accusation.
DEA agents reported that they had been following the entertainer's movements for four days and alleged that he was caught on camera sampling cocaine in an undercover warehouse in Sarasota, Florida.
A grand jury indictment also accused Banton, Thomas and Mack of carrying a firearm during the course of the alleged crime.
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