TAMPA — Jury selection is underway in the trial of reggae star Buju Banton.
Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, faces drug charges stemming from an incident in December when, prosecutors say, Banton and two other men negotiated to buy five kilos of cocaine from a government informant in Sarasota.
Prosecutors say they have video evidence of Banton's involvement.
David Markus, Banton's attorney, argued that his client was entrapped.
The other two men in the case have plead guilty and agreed to testify in the trial.
Banton, 37, a four-time Grammy nominee, is regarded in the reggae world as a legend for his Rastafarian lifestyle and melodic voice.
If convicted, Banton could face life in prison.