Drug Agent’s Testimony On Code Language Was Properly Allowed, 11th Circuit Finds
(September 26, 2016, 1:03 PM EDT) -- ATLANTA — A special drug agent’s testimony regarding the fact that drug dealers use coded language was lay testimony that was properly allowed, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 21, upholding a man’s conviction for one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine (United States of America v. Curtis Jones, No. 15-14514, 11th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17235).
(Opinion available. Document #30-161014-008Z.)
In January 2013, agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began...