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.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
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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