- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals will consider an appeal from a Gulfport man serving 60 years in prison for dealing drugs.

The appeal from Johnny Lee Floyd is among dozens the court will consider during its January-February term. The court will not hear oral arguments.

Floyd was found guilty in 2012 of possession with intent to distribute cocaine in a three-day trial involving a drug arrest by Gulfport police Oct. 20, 2010.

Floyd, with three prior felony drug convictions, was prosecuted as a habitual offender.

Under state law, a habitual offender can be sentenced to the maximum penalty with a prison term to be served day for day.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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