CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support defendant’s conviction of first degree controlled substance crime?
Defendant was convicted of 1st degree controlled substance crime. On appeal, he argued the evidence was insufficient to support the conviction. Noting that defendant had admitted to using methamphetamine during the week, and that a lottery ticket with defendant’s name on it was in the cooler with the drugs, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the evidence was sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant constructively possessed the methamphetamine found in his truck.
State v. Anderson, A20-0213, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.