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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 12, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael Cox (on appeal) and L. Samuel Patterson (at trial), Columbia, Tennessee, for the appellant, Travis Lindsey.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Mike Bottoms, District Attorney General; and Brent A. Cooper, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.


The Defendant, Travis Lindsey, was convicted by a Maury County Circuit Court jury of the sale of 0.5 gram or more of cocaine within 1000 feet of a school, a Class A felony, and sale of 0.5 gram or more of cocaine, a Class B felony. See T.C.A. §§ 39-17-432 (2014) (school zone), 39-17-417(A)(3)(C)(1) (2010) (amended 2012, 2014) (sale of cocaine). The trial court sentenced the Defendant to concurrent sentences of twenty years for the sale of cocaine in a drug-free zone conviction and ten years for the sale of cocaine conviction. The court also ordered concurrent service with an unrelated sentence in federal court. On appeal, the Defendant contends that (1) the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction for sale of cocaine in a drug-free zone, (2) the court erred by allowing testimony relative to the Defendant's prior bad acts, and (3) the court erred by admitting into evidence recorded statements in violation of the Confrontation Clause. We affirm the judgments of the trial court.