Rastafarian reggae entertainer Anthony B, whose real name is Keith Anthony Blair, has been exonerated on a 2013 possession of marijuana with intent to distribute charge in the United States.
“I have always maintained my innocence, and I feel vindicated that the court system in Georgia have seen it fit to discontinue this trumped up case against me. I was not guilty, I did not have any weed in my possession, and justice has been served,” Anthony B said.
In 2013, Anthony B spent five days in a Georgia jail after he and nine members of his band and road crew were arrested in that state for ganja-related charges.
Ten persons were pulled over by state police on January 27, 2013 for a window tint violation along Interstate 75 in Houston County. Five ounces of ganja and US$7,900 were found in the vehicle. All were subsequently charged for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute the weed.
Anthony B was released after posting bond of $1,000 for each charge. Nine others arrested and charged with similar offences.