Category: Drugs

Jul 06

Roxanne Granberry Exonerated By Insufficient Trial Evidence To Support Drug Conspiracy Conviction

Roxanne Granberry (Facebook)

Roxanne L. Granberry has had her federal conviction of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone overturned because the prosecution introduced insufficient evidence during her trial to prove her guilt. Her husband William Delonta Granberry was the mastermind of the criminal oxycodone operation she was charged with participating in. In August 2011 Roxanne Granberry was living in Hughesville, …

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May 21

Justice Denied Issue 67 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 67

Issue 67 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 67 includes the following articles: 21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing Annie Dookhan’s Eight Year Rampage Of Faking Scientific Evidence Was Aided By The Legal System Innocents Database Was Started 20 Years Ago, On February …

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Jan 04

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin Issues 192 Marijuana Possession Pardons

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (Pat Bradley - WAMC)

On January 3, 2017 Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin issued a pardon to 192 people convicted prior to 2013 of misdemeanor marijuana possession. In 2013, Gov. Shumlin signed a law decriminalizing possession in Vermont of less than one ounce of marijuana. Before the law was changed in 2013, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana …

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Mar 19

Connecticut Supreme Court Exonerates Nicholas M. Menditto And Opens Door To Overturning Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions

Seated, L to R: Justice Richard N. Palmer, Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, Justice Peter T. Zarella. Standing, L to R: Justice Carmen E. Espinosa, Justice Andrew J. McDonald, Justice Dennis G. Eveleigh, Justice Richard A. Robinson, Senior Justice Christine S. Vertefeuille.

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered erasure of Nicholas M. Menditto’s two convictions in 2009 related to his possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana. The Court ruled that Connecticut’s 2011 law decriminalizing possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana retroactively applies to pre-July 2011 convictions. Menditto was 25 when he pled guilty …

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May 15

Delaware Public Defender’s Office Files Motions To Overturn Hundreds Of Tainted Drug Convictions

Delaware Chief Medical Examiner Richard T. Callery

On February 20, 2014 the Delaware State Police shut down the Controlled Substances Lab inside the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office after it was discovered the lab had lax security, and drug evidence for criminal cases was missing and in some cases replaced with fake evidence. Within days the Delaware’s Attorney General requested that all drug …

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Mar 17

Aaron S. Lowden’s Conviction Based On Suspicion He Was Involved In Drug Trafficking Tossed By Maine’s Highest Court

Aaron S. Lowden Mug Shot (York County Sheriff's Office)

Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has acquitted Aaron S. Lowden of aggravated trafficking of a scheduled drug (methamphetamine) because the prosecution introduced no evidence during his trial that he committed the crime. In January 2014 Lowden was 41 and renting a room on the second floor of in a house at 25 Bigelow Road in Lebanon, …

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Dec 21

Gyronne Buckley Awarded $460,000 For 11-1/2 Years Imprisonment For Drug Frame-Up

Gyronne Buckley (KTHV-TV, Little Rock, AR)

Gyronne Buckley has been awarded $460,000 by the Arkansas State Claims Commission for 11-1/2 years of imprisonment for a drug conviction that was the result of a frame-up by Arkansas’ South Central Drug Task Force. Buckley was convicted on May 27, 1999 in Clark County, Arkansas of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance …

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Apr 29

Joshua Ryan Brewer Sues City of Medford For Fabricated Drug Crime

Joshua Ryan Brewer’s healthy American Staffordshire terrior Aliah was destroyed by Medford’s animal control. This is not a photo of Alah. (www.staffy-bull-terrior.com)

Joshua Ryan Brewer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Medford, Oregon, its police department and a number of persons, related to his prosecution and conviction of a drug crime that the Oregon Attorney General concedes didn’t happen. In 2009 Brewer was 24 and living in Medford, Oregon with his cousin. …

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Mar 15

Five Men’s Murder Convictions Quashed Because Prosecution Failed To Disclose Star Witness Was Unreliable

Kevin Nunes (Staffordshire Police, PA)

Five Men’s Murder Convictions Quashed Because Prosecution Failed To Disclose Star Witness Was Unreliable

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Aug 03

85-Year-Old Grandma’s Hemp Possession Conviction Tossed

85-Year-Old Grandma’s Hemp Possession Conviction Tossed

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