No. 73-1207.

485 F.2d 576 (1973)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Arlester SCOTT, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided October 19, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kenneth C. West, Kansas City, Mo., for appellant.

Anthony P. Nugent, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., Kansas City, Mo., for appellee.

Before GIBSON and BRIGHT, Circuit Judges, and TALBOT SMITH, Senior District Judge.


Defendant-Scott appeals a jury verdict, finding him guilty of selling heroin in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) (1). He urges as the sole ground of error that the Government's unobjected-to cross-examination of and introduction of testimony in rebuttal to evidence of a key defense witness constituted plain error. We reject this contention and affirm.

At the trial on the merits, the Government sought to prove that the defendant sold heroin...

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