|Buju Banton and Lawyer Mr Markus|
At 9:40 this morning the 12-member jury retired to consider a verdict.
However, at the close of court at 4:30 this afternoon there was still no decision.
This means that the jury will have to continue its deliberation on Tuesday, since Monday will be President's Day – a national holiday in the United States.
Before the jury retired, the prosecution, led by Jim Preston, asked the jury to find Buju guilty on all four charges brought against him.
However Buju's lawyer David Oscar Markus said the US government has not proven beyond all reasonable doubt that the crimes have been committed.
He asked for a not guilty verdict on all counts.
The charges Buju faces are:
COUNT ONE: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.
COUNT TWO: Attempting to possess five kilograms or more of cocaine
COUNT THREE: Knowingly and intentionally possessing a firearm in furtherance of and during the course of a drug-trafficking crime
COUNT FOUR: Aiding and abetting others in using a communication facility in the commission of a felony.