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Criminal Law : Drug Possession – Unconscious Defendant – Sufficiency Of Evidence

Even though a defendant was in and out of consciousness when officers approached him and found him holding a bag of heroin following a police chase and auto accident, the defendant’s tight, “death grip” on the bag suggested knowing possession, so sufficient evidence supported the possession conviction.

Judgment is affirmed.

State v. Workes (MLW No. 71012/Case No. ED104607 – 6 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Odenwald, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis City, Edwards, J. (Kevin B. Gau for appellant) (Joshua D. Hawley for respondent).

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