No. 57856.

337 So.2d 1157 (1976)

STATE of Louisiana v. Alvin PHILLIPS.

Supreme Court of Louisiana.

October 6, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

L. Howard McCurdy, Orleans Indigent Defender Program, New Orleans, for defendant-appellant.

William J. Guste, Jr., Atty. Gen., Barbara Rutledge, Asst. Atty. Gen., Harry F. Connick, Dist. Atty., Louise Korns, Asst. Dist. Atty., for plaintiff-appellee.

DIXON, Justice.

On January 4, 1974 the defendant, Alvin Phillips, sold five "papers" of heroin for $60.00 to an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Subsequently the defendant was arrested and indicted for the crime of distribution of heroin, a violation of R.S. 40:966. The defendant was tried before a jury, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Although the defendant submitted four assignments of error to the trial court, assignments three...


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