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US judge says no to release in drug case

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to release a prisoner who is serving a relatively lengthy sentence for a drug conviction that categorized him as a career criminal, though the classification was based in large part on a separate state drug conviction connected to the state drug lab scandal.

The prisoner, Adam Davila, recently had a state judge overturn the 2008 state conviction, effectively eliminating his legal classification as a career criminal, and he had asked to be resentenced in federal court to time already served.

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