BYRD v. U.S.

No. 88-969.

579 A.2d 725 (1990)

Ronald BYRD, Appellant, v. UNITED STATES, Appellee.

District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Decided August 31, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jane Carol Norman, Washington, D.C., appointed by this court, was on the brief for appellant.

Jay B. Stephens, U.S. Atty., John R. Fisher and Thomas J. Tourish, Jr., Asst. U.S. Attys., Washington, D.C., were on the brief for appellee.

Before ROGERS, Chief Judge, and NEWMAN and STEADMAN, Associate Judges.

ROGERS, Chief Judge:

Appellant Ronald Byrd was convicted by a jury of possession of narcotics paraphernalia under D.C. Code § 33-550 (1981),1 and on appeal he contends that the trial judge erred in denying his motion to suppress. D.C.Code § 33-550 requires intent to use a controlled substance by "subcutaneous injection,"2 and has been invoked only where there is possession of a hypodermic needle or...

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