Atlanta man gets life sentence in cocaine bust

PELL CITY, Ala. (AP) - An Atlanta man will serve life in prison
without parole for trafficking cocaine.

60-year-old Donald Ray Jackson was sentenced Thursday in a Pell City, Ala., courtroom.

Jackson was convicted in Aug. of trafficking more than 10 kilograms of cocaine. He was arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 20 in 2007.

A St. Clair County prosecutor said police seized the cocaine from a sport utility vehicle Jackson was driving from California to Atlanta.

Its unclear if Jackson's lawyer plans to file an appeal.

Pell City is located north of Birmingham.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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