Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is set to appear in Miami federal court.
A bail hearing is scheduled Wednesday (Dec. 16) morning for the 36-year-old singer, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie.
Banton and two others allegedly attempted to buy a large amount of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in Sarasota last week. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was tipped off by a confidential informant.
Banton has been in federal custody since Thursday in Miami pending transfer to Tampa, where the case is being prosecuted.
He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted of a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.
Banton's attorney says the singer "vigorously denies" the charges.
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