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Mandatory sentence for firearm possession approved (access required)

Even though appellant’s indictment did not specifically reference a code section that criminalizes possessing a firearm while possessing drugs with intent to distribute and provides for a five-year minimum sentence, the indictment was “clear on its face” that appellant was being charged under that section. Appellant’s mandatory minimum five-year sentence is affirmed. Background Appellant was a passenger in ...