Herman Audie Ballard, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 368 F.2d 232 (5th Cir. 1966)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 368 F.2d 232 (5th Cir. 1966) November 21, 1966
Rehearing Denied December 27, 1966

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi; Claude F. Clayton, Chief Judge.

H. M. Ray, U. S. Atty., E. Grady Jolly, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., Oxford, Miss., for appellee.

Before JONES, WISDOM and GOLDBERG, Circuit Judges.


After a hearing, the district court denied the appellant's motion under 28 U.S. C.A. § 2255. It was claimed that the appellant had been coerced and threatened into waiving counsel and entering a plea of guilty. He contends that drugs were administered to him while in the hospital which deprived him of the ability to make a voluntary waiver and plea. The issues were fully considered and properly decided by the district court. Its order is