No. 24874.

333 S.C. 459 (1999)

510 S.E.2d 423

The STATE, Respondent, v. Karen L. JOHNSTON, Petitioner.

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Decided January 4, 1999.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Assistant Appellate Defender M. Anne Pearce, of South Carolina Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for petitioner.

Attorney General Charles Molony Condon; Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh; Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott; Assistant Attorney General Caroline Callison Tiffin, all of Columbia; and Solicitor W. Townes Jones, IV, of Greenwood, for respondent.

TOAL, Justice:

In this criminal case, we granted certiorari to review the Court of Appeals opinion in State v. Johnston, 327 S.C. 435, 489 S.E.2d 228 (Ct.App.1997). We reverse and remand.


Karen Johnston ("Defendant") was convicted of possession of marijuana and conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute. For the simple possession...

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