STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JERRY EDWARD LANIER - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 28, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

W. Lewis Jenkins, Jr., Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jerry Edward Lanier.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; C. Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General; and Karen Burns, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Dyer County jury convicted the Defendant, Jerry Edward Lanier, of two counts of selling more than .5 gram of cocaine in a drug-free zone. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court ordered the Defendant to serve concurrent thirty-year sentences for his convictions. On appeal, the Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence against him. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable authorities, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.

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