Nos. 09-1378, 09-1492.

600 F.3d 985 (2010)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. James JONES, Appellant. United States of America, Appellee, v. Cornelius Raymond Johnson, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: April 9, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert P. Taaffe, Jr., St. Louis, MO, for Appellant, James Jones.

Brian S. Witherspoon, AFPD, St. Louis, for Appellant, Cornelius Raymond Johnson.

Thomas J. Mehan, AUSA, St. Louis, MO, for Appellee.

Before RILEY, Chief Judge, WOLLMAN and MELLOY, Circuit Judges.

RILEY, Chief Judge.

A jury convicted James Jones (Jones) and Cornelius Raymond Johnson (Johnson) of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Jones and Johnson appeal their convictions, claiming the government presented insufficient evidence at trial to support the jury's verdicts. Johnson also contends the district court2 erred in denying his Batson3 jury selection challenge. We affirm.

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