According to iconic deejay Ninja Man, it would have been difficult to win such a case given that the police force relied on every piece of technology it could get its hands on to get a guilty verdict.
Kartel's former road manager and designer, Calvin 'Moonie' Haye, was too stunned by the news to comment.
"Mi can't comment pon it right now," he said.
Producer Elvis Redwood and Gaza Slim's cell phones went straight to voicemail.
Reggae artiste Chuck Fenda was in a praying mood as he says Jah governs all. "It's a fellow entertainer so I feel a way, but we have no control over the law. I wish the best for him and his family. Is just Jah a di real Governor," the singer said.
reconnect with God
Popular DJ Foota Hype sympathised with Vybz Kartel's family citing that rough days are ahead.
"I know how it is right now. He is the bread winner for the family so now his family will have to cope with how they will survive. It is going to be a serious emotional and financial strain. As a human being, I wish this on nobody," he said. "Kartel will have to take this opportunity to find himself and reconnect with God and apologise to the Almighty as well as beg for forgiveness. I am not saying he has to become a Christian, but once he gets it right with the Almighty and don't size up, he will be better and may come out earlier than we expect," Foota Hype said in a sombre tone.