Created on Friday, 20 September 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The Third District Court of Appeals this week upheld the conviction of a Lakeview man convicted of trafficking in drugs and illegal possession of a firearm.
A jury convicted Robert Price, 39, of trafficking cocaine and having weapons under disability on Dec. 11. He was sentenced to a total of four years in prison on those charges.
The court of appeals examined testimony from a retired Logan County Sheriff’s Office detective and a confidential informant with a lengthy history of drug abuse.
The court found the testimony of the CI was corroborated by other evidence.
The defendant challenged the credibility of the confidential informant, but the appeals court held that credibility is primarily the role of the jury and the court could not find that the jury lost its way on this case. The jury was aware of the informant’s past drug activity and criminal convictions and still found her credible.