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Winston County man loses attempt to have drug conviction overturned

John Gale | Photo: MDOC

John Gale, 37, is serving eight years for the sale of meth.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2018 2:53 PM

WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – A Winston County man has lost his attempt to have a conviction on drug charges overturned.

John Gale, 37, is serving eight years for the sale of meth.

The transaction with a confidential informant was videotaped.

Gale claimed the evidence at trial didn’t support his conviction and the judge was wrong not to allow a jury instruction questioning the credibility of the informant.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in September and denied a request Tuesday to rehear the appeal.

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