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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 30, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Hershell D. Koger, Pulaski, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Claudale Renaldo Armstrong.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith DeVault, Senior Counsel; Robert Carter, District Attorney General; and Weakley E. Bernard, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

A Marshall County Circuit Court jury convicted the Defendant-Appellant, Claudale Renaldo Armstrong, of sale of .5 grams or more of cocaine base; delivery of .5 grams or more of cocaine base; sale of less than .5 grams of cocaine; and delivery of less than .5 grams of cocaine. See T.C.A. § 39-17-417 (2011). The trial court merged the four alternative counts into two convictions and sentenced Armstrong as a Range II, multiple offender to a total effective sentence of twenty-six years in the Department of Correction. The sole issue presented for our review is whether the evidence is sufficient to support the convictions. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.