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Court will review appeal in drug conviction

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 9/13/2013 9:43 am
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to review the appeal of a Montgomery County man's life sentence for cocaine possession.

Joel Baskin, 36, was convicted by a jury and sentenced as a habitual offender.

Baskin was arrested in October of 2010 by Winona police officers serving a warrant for aggravated assault.

During his arrest, they found the drugs in Baskin's pocket.

Baskin appealed his conviction says the judge was wrong not hear a motion to suppress the evidence based on lack of probable cause and a seperate motion to challenge the credibility of a witness based on prior bad acts.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in February.


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