Yet another Jamaican entertainer has found himself in trouble with the U.S Authorities as Reggae veteran, Anthony B faces drug related charges in Georgia.
The entertainer, whose real name is Keith Anthony Blair, was taken into custody by police in Georgia on January 27, accused of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute. Anthony B’s mugshot later appeared on www.bustedmugshots.com with details of his arrest.
If convicted, Anthony B could face at least a year in prison as marijuana-related offences are treated as felonies in the southern American state.
This incident makes Anthony B the latest in a long list of Jamaican entertainers since the turn of the decade who have faced drug-related charges in the United States, with the most publicized case being that of Reggae legend, Buju Banton, who is serving a 10-year sentence on cocaine charges in Florida. Fellow Reggae veteran, Denroy Morgan was charged with possession of 25 pounds of marijuana in New York but walked away with probation and a small fine last December after initially facing a jail term of up to 20 years.