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09/13/96 MARTIN v. STATE

September 13, 1996

MARTIN
v.
STATE



Before Bridges, C.j., Herring, Payne, And Southwick, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Payne, J., For The Court

MABLE MARTIN, APPELLANT v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, APPELLEE

THIS OPINION IS NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION AND MAY NOT BE CITED, PURSUANT TO M.R.A.P. 35-B

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. MIKE SMITH

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: PIKE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

BY: W. GLENN WATTS

DISTRICT ATTORNEY: DUNN LAMPTON

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: UNLAWFUL SALE OF COCAINE (TWO COUNTS): SENTENCED INTO THE CUSTODY OF THE MDOC FOR & DURING THE SPACE OF 30 YRS ON CT I & 30 YRS ON CT II TO RUN CONSECUTIVELY; PAY A FINE OF $125,000 ON CT I &A FINE OF $125,000 ON CT II

DISPOSITION AFFIRMED - 6/23/98

PROCEDURAL HISTORY

Mable Martin was indicted by the Pike County grand jury for the sale of cocaine (two counts) on September 1, 1995. On September 9, 1996, the defendant was tried and convicted in the Circuit Court of Pike County on both charges. Feeling aggrieved by her convictions, she appeals.

FACTS

Narcotics Officer Darryl Hilliard, and a confidential informant, who was not named at trial, along with Crieg Oster, deputy manager of the Southwest Narcotics Enforcement Unit, met prior to a drug transaction. The testimony indicates that Agent Oster performed a limited body search on Agent Hilliard and the confidential informant prior to their engagement with Mable Martin. Oster also fitted Hilliard with a body wire. Thereafter, Hilliard and the confidential informant ...


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