Panel: No Error In Barring Testimony On Use Of ‘Blind Mules’ In Drug Trafficking
(November 20, 2015, 1:55 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — A trial court did not err in excluding expert testimony addressing drug traffickers’ use of “blind mules,” the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Nov. 17, affirming the conviction on drug trafficking charges against a truck driver (United States of America v. Osborne Young, No. 14-1285, 2nd Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 19886).
(Summary order available. Document #30-151211-020R.)
Osborne Young, a self-employed truck driver, was arrested when 26 packages of 1-benzylpiperazine pills, also known as ecstasy, were found in the refrigeration unit...