A 24-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole last week after a jury found him guilty as a habitual offender of two counts of possession of illegal drugs.

A Neshoba County Circuit Court jury found Corderro Seales, 24, of 105 St. Francis Dr., guilty Thursday of possession of cocaine and possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana. He was indicted as a second drug offender and as a habitual offender.

At the time of his arrest on June 3, Seales was wanted by the Sheriff's department for questioning in another case.

He was traveling on Lakeview Drive about 2:30 a.m. when he turned his vehicle around in an attempt to evade a routine roadblock manned by police, the authorities charged.

Sheriff's deputies Josh Ray and Colby Clay and constable Ken Spears later arrested him with the assistance of city police.

While being transported to the jail, Seales tried unsuccessfully to swallow a small plastic bag of crack cocaine and marijuana.

In December 2010, Seales was convicted of possession of cocaine and sentenced to three years.

Earlier in October 2007, he was convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to serve five years.