JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Court of Appeals will not rehear the appeal of a man serving 30-years for sale of cocaine.
James Felton Bell, 35, of Grenada was indicted on the enhanced charge of sale of cocaine within 1,500 feet of a church.
In January of 2010, Bell's attorney filed a motion to plead guilty to the charges without the enhancement and surrender $40,000 to the district attorney.
Prosecutors agreed and Bell entered the plea and was sentence to 30 years in prison.
Bell later appealed claiming his attorney led him to believe he would not receive a 30 year sentence if he pleaded guilty and agreed to forfeit the money.
He also claimed the sentence was "disproportionate to sentences given in this state upon the entry of a plea of guilty to the sale of cocaine."
The Mississippi Court of Appeals denied his appeal in August, and refused to rehear the case Tuesday.