Before Bridges, C.j., Herring, And Southwick, JJ.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Southwick, J., For The Court:
THIS OPINION IS NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION AND MAY NOT BE CITED, PURSUANT TO M.R.A.P. 35-B
DATE OF JUDGMENT: 09/19/96
TRIAL JUDGE: HON. LAMAR PICKARD
COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: CLAIBORNE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
DISTRICT ATTORNEY: ALEXANDER C. MARTIN
NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY
TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: UNLAWFUL SALE OF COCAINE: SENTENCED TO SERVE A TERM OF 30 YRS WITH THE MDOC
Doug Prater appeals his conviction of sale of cocaine and sentence of thirty years imprisonment from the judgment of the Circuit Court of Claiborne County. He alleges these errors: (1) the court erred in failing to require the State to provide the name and current address of the confidential informant and (2) his right to compulsory process to obtain witnesses was violated when the Sheriff of Claiborne County failed to serve a witness subpoena on Charles Johnson as requested. We find no reversible error and therefore affirm.
Howard Harrison testified that on Friday, May 12, 1995, he was working as an undercover officer with the North Central Mississippi Task Force, and that he and a confidential informant drove to a house on Flower Street in Port Gibson. Harrison testified that he paid Prater $10 for crack cocaine.
Prater testified that he never sold Harrison any drugs. Prater stated that, although he could not positively state where he was, he was usually at his employer's store in Pattison on Friday night waiting to be paid. Jennifer Johnson testified that Prater worked for her father, Charles Johnson, and that she routinely paid the employees of her father's business at the store in Pattison on Friday night. She stated Prater was paid but had no specific recollection of ...