Was the evidence sufficient to convict for 3rd degree controlled substance crime?
Defendant was convicted of 3rd degree controlled substance crime. On appeal, he argued that the evidence was insufficient to prove guilty beyond a reasonable doubt because the task force did not observe money change hands between the informant and himself. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the informant's testimony aligned with the officers' testimony of the buys whereby the only reasonable inference is that defendant sold Vicodin to the informant on two occasions. Affirmed.
State v. Branson, A19-0367, Hubbard County, State of Minnesota.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.