Evidence keyed to Waltz
United States v. Carrillo
The defendant is charged with the sale of narcotics to undercover officers in the form of balloons. The defendant argued that this is a case of mistaken identify and that the officer mistook him as the seller. The court allowed the plaintiff to present evidence of two other sales of a controlled substance by the defendant. Overall, the plaintiff argued that these past sales were similar to the sale that took place on the night in question and that this operated as a modus operandi. In other words, that it establishes the defendant’s identity as the drug seller in the present case. The defendant appeals his conviction.
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