US informant testifies on day 2 of Buju's drug trial

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TAMPA, Fla. — A U.S. government informant testified in a Florida court this morning that reggae star Buju Banton introduced him to a friend who the musician said had contacts to sell kilograms of cocaine, The Associated Press has reported.


Authorities say that Banton tried to buy cocaine from an undercover officer in Sarasota last year.


Recordings of phone calls and other conversations between Banton and the informant, Alexander Johnson, were played in court today.


Johnson testified that Banton introduced him to Ian Thomas. Thomas pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. He faces up to life in prison.
Banton's attorney says Johnson entrapped his client.

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