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United States v. Garcia

Illinois man is convicted for distributing a kilogram of cocaine, even though the prosecution produced no witnesses to the transaction, nor any direct evidence that he ever possessed cocaine, drug paraphernalia, or large amounts of cash. Was it enough that he (allegedly) used drug slang in phone calls? Seventh Circuit (after providing an interesting primer on drug slang): Convictions reversed. This case should never have gone to a jury.


Tags: 2019, Drug Trafficking, Expert Testimony, Seventh Circuit

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