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Woodruff conviction affirmed by appeals court

July 19, 2011

A Big Spring man found guilty of possession of cocaine by a 118th District Court jury in March 2009 had his conviction affirmed by the 11th District of Texas Court of Appeals this month, upholding his multi-year prison sentence.

Jesse Woodruff, 23, was sentenced to 12 years in the Texas Department of Corrections after being convicted of possessing more than 17 grams of crack cocaine during a traffic stop in October 2008. The trial took just one day.

Woodruff could have been sentenced to as little as two years or as much as 20 years in prison. As a first-time felon, he also was eligible for probation, according to court officials.

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