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Thornton v. State

December 18, 1998

DEBBIE LYNN THORNTON APPELLANT
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APPELLEE



Before Thomas, P.j., Coleman, And Hinkebein, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Thomas, P.j.

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 04/04/1997

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. ROBERT G. EVANS

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: JASPER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN CUSTODY OF MDOC WITH 2 ½ YEARS SUSPENDED

DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED - 12/18/98

¶1. Debbie Lynn Thornton appeals her conviction of possession of a controlled substance raising the following issues as error:

I. WAS THE ROAD BLOCK AND SUBSEQUENT ARREST OF APPELLANT LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL?

II. DID THE STATE PROVE THAT APPELLANT HAD POSSESSION OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AT ISSUE IN THIS MATTER? DID THE STATE PROVE CHAIN OF CUSTODY?

III. WAS THE DEFENDANT REPRESENTED BY EFFECTIVE COUNSEL AT THE TRIAL LEVEL?

VI. WAS THE JURY VERDICT AGAINST THE OVERWHELMING WEIGHT OF THE EVIDENCE?

ΒΆ2. Finding no error, ...


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