Conviction of defendant for drug possession and enhanced sentence based on prior conviction for controlled substance is affirmed where: 1) defendant's claim that his sentencing was delayed in violation of state and federal constitution is without merit as the record shows abundant justification for the delay which was not presumptively prejudicial; and 2) defendant's ineffective assistance of counsel claim is meritless.
Filed September 23, 2009
Opinion by Judge Gomes
For Appellant: Tara K. Hoveland, under appointment by the Court of Appeal
For Appelle: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorney General, Michael A. Canzoneri and John A. Bachman, Deputy Attorneys General