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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 7, 2013

Head Comment: With Concurring Opinion

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Claudia S. Jack, District Public Defender; and Richard H. Dunavant, Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, Lavon Douglas Robertson.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; T. Michel Bottoms, District Attorney General; and Christi Leigh Thompson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Lavon Douglas Robertson, was convicted by a jury of one count of promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, a Class D felony. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 39- 17-433. The Defendant was sentenced as a Range I, standard offender to four years of supervised probation. In this appeal as of right, the Defendant contends (1) that the trial court erred by denying his motion to suppress the evidence seized during a search of a oneroom “dwelling” used by the Defendant and (2) that the evidence was insufficient to sustain the Defendant’s conviction. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.