Grammy award winning reggae star Buju Banton has begun the process to appeal his drug conviction.
Banton was sentenced to 10 years in prison in June for his role in setting up a cocaine deal in 2009. He was found guilty of conspiracy to possess five or more kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute in February and was also convicted for possessing a firearm and another drug trafficking offense.
However, Billboard claims that Banton filed an appeal on Friday (December 16) claiming that there was insufficient evidence to prove he was involved in the cocaine conspiracy.
His legal team also argued that he was pursued by a federal informant seeking a $50,000 (£32,160) payment from the government, which they claim resulted in improper entrapment.
Buju claims in an appeal of his federal drug conviction there was not enough evidence to prove he was involved in a cocaine conspiracy.
Banton’s last album, ‘Before The Dawn’, won Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Buju is happy now that he has been moved from Texas to Miami.