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Jordan Hungerford

Other Drug Exonerations Where No Crime Was Committed
On January 8, 2014, police in Lewisville, Texas arrested 24-year-old Jordan Hungerford after they seized a small quantity of powder from him that field-tested positive for heroin.

On May 15, 2014, Hungerford pled guilty in Denton County Criminal District Court to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

Several weeks later, the Denton County District Attorney’s office notified Hungerford’s attorney that laboratory tests on the powder were negative for heroin. The prosecution and the defense filed a joint petition for a writ of habeas corpus to vacate the conviction.

The trial court judge recommended the writ be granted and on November 26, 2014, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed and vacated Hungerford’s conviction.

On December 15, 2014, the prosecution dismissed the charge and Hungerford was ordered released.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 12/18/2014
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2014
Sentence:3 years
Age at the date of reported crime:24
Contributing Factors:False or Misleading Forensic Evidence
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No