Okitbbeha County drug conviction stands

The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a request to review a drug case from Oktibbeha County.

Court records show Dexter Campbell, now 50, was convicted by a jury in 2011 and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

He had been indicted for possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. Campbell was found to be a habitual offender because of two previous drug convictions.

Campbell argued the prior convictions should not have been allowed into evidence and whether the evidence supported the sentence he was given.

Last fall, the state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction and sentence.