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Deferred disposition revoked for not paying court costs (access required)

Where appellant failed to pay his court costs, the Court of Appeals correctly affirmed the circuit court’s revocation of his deferred disposition and his conviction for possessing heroin. Background After his arrest for possessing heroin, Smallwood made a plea agreement ...

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Co-conspirators’ statements were admissible evidence (access required)

Where a prisoner was convicted of attempting to possess drugs, conspiracy to distribute the drugs and soliciting a person to deliver drugs to a prisoner, testimony about his co-conspirators’ statements was admissible hearsay. Further, there was sufficient evidence linking the ...

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Evidence supported intent to distribute cocaine (access required)

Where appellant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, there was sufficient circumstantial evidence that he possessed the cocaine. Further, intent to distribute was established by an expert’s testimony that the way the cocaine was packaged and the ...

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