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Kacie Lunsford

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On April 14, 2014, police in Houston, Texas arrested 29-year-old Kacie Lunsford after they seized a white powder from her that field-tested positive for cocaine.

On April 21, 2014, Lunsford pled guilty in Harris County Criminal District Court to possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to court-supervised probation for two years.

The Houston Police Department crime laboratory tested the powder seized from Lunsford on May 21, 2014. The tests found no controlled substances present.

The lab notified the Harris County District Attorney’s Post Conviction Review Unit, which then informed Lunsford’s attorney of the negative test result. On September 25, 2014, the prosecution joined the defense in presenting a motion to vacate the guilty plea on the basis of actual innocence. A judge granted the motion and the charge was dismissed.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 12/29/2014
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2014
Age at the date of reported crime:29
Contributing Factors:False or Misleading Forensic Evidence
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No