Evidence was sufficient to convict of loitering with intent to sell narcotics
Defendant challenged his conviction of loitering with intent to solicit the illegal sale, distribution, purchase, or possession of narcotics. Defendant contended that his conduct did not amount to loitering with the meaning of the Minneapolis ordinance. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that evidence that defendant stood against an abandoned building located in a high crime area for over 18 minutes, and that police saw him conduct to hand to hand transactions that were consistent with narcotics sales was sufficient to support his conviction. Affirmed.
State v. Brown, A18-1735, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.