ARKANSAS COURT OF APPEALS
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION
BRIAN S. MILLER, JUDGE
May 2, 2007
JOHN KEVIN GEORGE
AN APPEAL FROM THE OUACHITA
COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
STATE OF ARKANSAS
HONORABLE CAROL CRAFTON
Appellant John George challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his
conviction of two counts of delivering a controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine) and
the enhancement of his prison sentence for delivering the methamphetamine within 1000 feet
of a church. We affirm.
The Camden Police Department and the Arkansas State Police utilized Lessa Colby
to conduct two controlled buys from George. On July 13, 2005, Colby was searched,
equipped with a hidden video/audio recorder, and instructed to purchase one gram of
methamphetamine from George at his home at 405 Ingram in east Camden. Colby made the
purchase and turned over the object of her purchase to the officers conducting the operation.
On July 22, the same procedure was followed to make a second buy from George.
On October 5, 2005, the State charged George via information with two counts of
delivering crystal methamphetamine. On April 27, 2006, the information was amended to
allege that the two deliveries occurred within 1000 feet of a church and to request an
enhanced sentence pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 5-64-411(a) (Repl. 2005).
At trial, Colby testified that she had known George for four years and that she
assisted law enforcement in exchange for not being prosecuted for a recent arrest for
methamphetamine possession. She said she made a controlled buy from George on July 13,
2005, at his home at 405 Ingram, by giving him $100 in exchange for a substance