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Harris County Exoneration 143

 

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Drug Related (Possession or sale)

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Year Cleared:

2014

U.S. State or Country of Crime:

Texas

County or Region of Crime:

Harris

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Result:

Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"298 wrongful drug convictions were identified as the result of inaccurate presumptive tests in Harris County, Texas through July 2016. All 298 persons pled guilty to lesser charges in order to minimize their sentence if they had been convicted after a trial. The convictions were vacated based on post-conviction laboratory testing of the evidence that showed the substance in the persons possession wasn't an illegal controlled substance."

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The convictions were vacated based on post-conviction laboratory testing of the evidence that showed the substance in the persons possession wasn't an illegal controlled substance.

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Information Source 1:

"298 wrongful drug convictions identified in ongoing audit: 298 plead guilty, but lab results counter roadside screenings, By Lise Olsen and Anita Hassan (Reporters), Houston Chronicle, July 16, 2016"

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http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/298-wrongful-drug-convictions-identified-in-8382474.php

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