STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ANTONIO DWAYNE JOHNSON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 25, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen Mills, Nashville, Tennessee (on appeal), and Roger Eric Nell, District Public Defender; and Charles S. Bloodworth, Assistant Public Defender, Clarksville, Tennessee (at trial) and for the appellant, Antonio Dwayne Johnson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; John Wesley Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; and John Finklea, Assistant District Attorney General; for the appellee, the State of Tennessee

Judge(s): WOODALL

A Montgomery County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Defendant, Antonio Dwayne Johnson, for six counts of selling .5 grams or more of cocaine and six counts of delivering .5 grams or more of cocaine. Following a jury trial on counts nine and ten of the indictment (alternate theories of selling and delivering .5 grams of cocaine on August 22, 2008) Defendant was found guilty of selling more than .5 grams of cocaine. The remaining counts of the indictment were apparently tried separately. The trial court sentenced Defendant as a Multiple Offender to twelve years at 35% in the Department of Correction. On appeal, Defendant argues that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction. After a thorough review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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