Meth dealer conviction upheld
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Lincoln man serving life in federal prison for dealing drugs.
Javier Garcia-Hernandez, who has at least six aliases, was sentenced last year for dealing methamphetamine.
There is no parole under federal sentencing guidelines. Federal prosecutors were able to determine that the 43-year-old Garcia-Hernandez had three prior felony drug convictions from Iowa, South Dakota and Texas, all under different names.
Garcia-Hernandez argued on appeal that evidence seized during a search of his home should have been suppressed, that some testimony should have been excluded at trial, and that there was insufficient evidence to convict him.
A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected those arguments in an opinion issued Tuesday.
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