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Buju Banton's Tampa drug case ends in mistrial




Here in Tampa Bay, controversy seems to follow reggae star Buju Banton like a head full of dreads. First there was an uproar over his concert last fall in Tampa. Then he was arrested on federal drug conspiracy charges.

On Monday, Banton's trial in Tampa ended when a federal judge declared a mistrial, after a jury was deadlocked after three days of deliberations. Banton's not totally out of the woods yet -- attorneys are preparing for a new trial -- but Banton still thanked the court when the decision was announced.

Nicole Hutcheson's been all over this case. Click here for her story about Monday's developments.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:53pm]


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