Brown Law Office Criminal Law News
The Ninth District Court of Appeals recently held that construction possession in drug cases does not require that the defendant ever actually touch or handle the drugs. In State v. Jenkins, 2018-Ohio-4814, the defendant was charged with drug trafficking and drug possession after 1440 grams of methamphetamine were shipped to the defendant’s residence via Federal Express. Though the defendant himself did not receive the package, he was convicted of the charges based on text messages he exchanged with the individual who did receive the package, which indicated that the defendant had knowledge of the package’s contents. The Ninth District held that this constituted sufficient evidence to convict the defendant of drug trafficking and drug possession. The decision provides guidance to Wooster criminal defense attorneys regarding the amount of evidence required to convict a criminal defendant of drug charges. A link to the decision can be found here.
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