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The Court of Appeals affirmed Jaylend Glispie's convictions for violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and certain driving offenses. The Georgia Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider: (1) whether the Court of Appeals erred in concluding that text messages sent to the cell phone found in Glispie’s possession were admissible as party admissions; and (2) whether the Court of Appeals erred in concluding that the trial court did not err in denying Glispie’s motion in limine to exclude the text messages. Glispie contended that all of the text messages from his cell phone constituted inadmissible hearsay, and that the search warrant application for his phone failed to provide probable cause enough to justify the warrant. After review of the appellate court record, the Supreme Court found that: (1) the admission of the incoming text messages, even if considered to be hearsay, did not contribute to the verdict; and (2) there was a legally sufficient basis for the magistrate to issue a search warrant for the cell phones in Glispie’s possession.