Panel Finds Court Did Not Err In Allowing Testimony On Controlled Substances

(September 24, 2015, 10:34 AM EDT) -- MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A trial court did not err in refusing to prohibit the State of Ohio from presenting expert testimony that substances were “substantially similar” to controlled substances, an Ohio appeals panel ruled Sept. 21, upholding the conviction on multiple counts of aggravated trafficking in controlled substance analogs (State of Ohio v. Hamza Shalash, No. CA2014-12-146, Ohio App., 12th Dist.; 2015 Ohio App. LEXIS 3723).

(Opinion available. Document #30-151009-010Z.)

In 2012, Hamza Shalash was indicted on eight counts of aggravated trafficking in a controlled substance...
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