No. 52356.

545 S.W.2d 805 (1977)

Andrew HICKS, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

January 19, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard Thornton, Galveston, for appellant.

Ronald L. Wilson, Dist. Atty., and David P. Walker, Asst. Dist. Atty., Galveston, Jim D. Vollers, State's Atty., and David S. McAngus, Asst. State's Atty., Austin, for the State.


CORNELIUS, Commissioner.

In a jury trial appellant was convicted of possession of cocaine, a controlled substance. Punishment, enhanced by reason of a prior conviction, was set at thirty years' confinement.

Appellant and a passenger were in appellant's automobile in Galveston when they were stopped by officers of the Regional Crime Squad. A search of the car for narcotics was made but it produced nothing. The officers saw appellant make a...

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