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Nicolas Trujillo

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On February 16, 2014, police in Houston, Texas stopped 19-year-old Nicolas Trujillo. After a search produced a white plastic bag containing 11 white tablets, they charged him with misdemeanor possession of Alprazolam, a controlled substance commonly known as Xanax.

On June 25, 2014, Trujillo pled guilty to the charge in Harris County Criminal District Court. He was sentenced to one year of community supervision and fined $300.

On July 3, the Houston Police Department crime laboratory tested the tablets and found no trace of alproazolam. The lab sent a report to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, which then sent a copy of the report to an attorney for Trujillo.

On July 22, the prosecution and Trujillo’s attorney filed a joint motion to vacate the conviction and dismiss the case. The motion was granted and the judge made a determination that Trujillo was factually innocent.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 12/26/2014
State:Texas
County:Harris
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2014
Convicted:2014
Exonerated:2014
Sentence:Probation
Race:Caucasian
Sex:Male
Age at the date of crime:19
Contributing Factors:
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No