No. 52082.

545 S.W.2d 798 (1977)

James Willie POINDEXTER, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

January 19, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Clarke Gable Ward, Houston, on appeal only, for appellant.

Carol S. Vance, Dist. Atty., Phyllis M. Bell and Jim C. Ezer, Asst. Dist. Attys., Houston, Jim D. Vollers, State's Atty., David S. McAngus, Asst. State's Atty., Austin, for the State.


DALLY, Commissioner.

This is an appeal from a conviction for the offense of unlawful sale of amidone, a narcotic drug, in violation of Article 725b, V.A.P.C. (1925). The punishment is imprisonment for 45 years.

The appellant, a pharmacist, was convicted for the sale of the drug to an undercover agent. The agent obtained the drug from the appellant after presenting to him a purported prescription which did not meet the requirements for a lawful...

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