Prejudicial evidence in 3rd degree sale of a controlled substance trial
Defendant was convicted of 3rd degree sale of a controlled substance in Redwood County, State of Minnesota. Defendant appealed arguing that it was plain error for the trial court to admit into evidence an exhibit identifying defendant as a drug dealer and a gang member. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that there was no plain error, noting that there was nothing to suggest that the outcome of the trial was affected in any material way by the two isolated references in one document to defendant's drug and gang history. Affirmed.
State v. Clay, A19-0250, Redwood County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.