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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 1, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

B. Nathan Hunt, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Devarick D. Nicks.

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): OGLE

The appellant, Devarick D. Nicks, pled guilty in the Montgomery County Circuit Court to two counts of possession of .5 grams or more of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the trial court was to determine the length and manner of service of the sentences. After a sentencing hearing, the appellant received an effective eight-year sentence to be served in the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). The appellant contends on appeal that the trial court erred by ordering him to serve his sentences in confinement. Based upon the record and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.