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10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds life sentence for man convicted of selling meth

10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds life sentence for man convicted of selling meth

By melinda Rogers
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jul 28, 2011 12:29PM MDT

A 54-year-old Ogden man convicted of selling a pound of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer will spend his life in federal prison, despite his claim that a Mexican drug cartel planned to kill him if he didn’t pay off a friend’s debt by peddling the drugs.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied an appeal by Kim Davis Beckstrom, who was convicted last year of distribution of the street drug by a U.S. District Court jury.
Beckstrom’s two prior felony drug convictions ...

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