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Criminal Practice – Evidence – Forensic Chemist – Lab Tests – Accreditation (access required)

State v. McDonald Even though the crack cocaine seized from defendant was not identified in a certified lab, it was identified by an expert in forensic chemistry who followed the same procedures used by law enforcement in a lab licensed by the SBI and the DEA. The trial court did not commit plain error in allowing the state’s expert witness to testify to the results of his chemical analysis of the substance seized from defendant. We find no error in defendant’s conviction for felony possession of cocaine.

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