JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Lowndes County man has lost his attempt to have his conviction as a habitual offender on drug charges overturned.
On Tuesday, the Mississippi Court of Appeals denied the claims of William C. Lamb, 56, of Columbus.
According to court records, a confidential informant, later identified as Lamb's ex-wife, told authorities he was at a local store and had methamphetamine in his possession.
Deputies found Lamb in the parking lot of the closed business, and say he swallowed the drugs as they approached.
Following his arrest, his stomach was pumped and the drugs were recovered.
Lamb was convicted of possession of a controlled substance following a trial and sentenced to 32 years in prison as a habitual offender.
In his appeals, he claimed the court was wrong to allow the amendment of his indictment after a jury had been selected to hear his case and the evidence didn't support his conviction.