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ARGUED OCTOBER 28, 2009

Before RIPPLE, WILLIAMS and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

Brian Jones, Mitchell McGhee, Leonard Hoskins, Jeremy Simmons, Sam Cook, Damand Matthews and several other defendants were charged with conspiring to distribute large quantities of narcotics in Evansville, Indiana. Some of the defendants pled guilty, but the named defendants exercised their right to a jury trial, during which they were faced with evidence that included the description of a controlled buy, the testimony of some alleged members of the conspiracy, and voice identifications from incriminating wiretapped conversations between the defendants. The jury convicted the defendants, and all were sentenced to life except Cook, who received over 20 years’ imprisonment. The defendants raise a host of legal challenges on appeal, which we summarize here and analyze in further detail below.

 
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