STATE OF TENNESSEE v. FREDERIC A. CROSBY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 9, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph P. Atnip, District Public Defender (on appeal), Dresden, Tennessee; and James T. Powell (at trial), Union City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Frederic A. Crosby.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Thomas A. Thomas, District Attorney General; and Kevin McAlpin, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Frederic A. Crosby, stands convicted of possession of 0.5 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to deliver, a Class B felony, and simple possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor. The trial court sentenced appellant to twelve years for his cocaine conviction and eleven months, twenty-nine days for his marijuana conviction, to be served concurrently. On appeal, appellant argues that: (1) the trial court erred by failing to grant his motion to suppress because the arresting officer did not have probable cause to search him; (2) that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction for possession of 0.5 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to deliver; and (3) that the trial court erred by imposing the maximum sentence within appellant’s sentencing range for his conviction for possession of 0.5 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to deliver. Following our review of the briefs, the record, and the applicable law, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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