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Appeals court upholds drug conviction

A Clay County man has lost an attempt to have his guilty plea on drug charges thrown out on appeal.

Posted: Oct 19, 2017 3:08 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2017 3:08 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Clay County man has lost an attempt to have his guilty plea on drug charges thrown out on appeal.

Samuel Conwill, 39, is serving eight years for possession of methamphetamine as a habitual offender.

Conwill appealed claiming he was never allowed to challenge the prior convictions presented by prosecutors in adding the habitual offender status.

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday those records are certified by the clerks who handle them and do not need further authentication.

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