Evidence sufficient to uphold convictions of 1st degree controlled substance crime
Defendant was convicted of two counts of 1st degree controlled substance crime. On appeal, defendant argued that the evidence was not sufficient to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. When executing a search warrant at apartment where defendant was staying with 3 other men, officers found 4 small plastic bags of cocaine under the couch cushion where defendant slept. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that as a whole the circumstances proved excluded any reasonable inference other than defendant's guilt of constructively possessing cocaine. Affirmed.
State v. Medina, A19-0149, Dakota County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.