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Amber Roberts

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On August 8, 2014, police in Webster, Texas arrested 19-year-old Amber Roberts after seizing a substance from her that field-tested positive for Ecstasy.

On August 13, 2014, Roberts pled guilty in Harris County Criminal District Court to possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to four years of community supervision.

On October 3, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences tested the evidence and no controlled substance was found. The Harris County District Attorney’s Post Conviction Review Unit notified Roberts’ attorney and joined in a motion to vacate her conviction.

On March 2, 2015, the motion was granted and the charge was dismissed.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 4/1/2015
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2014
Age at the date of reported crime:19
Contributing Factors:False or Misleading Forensic Evidence
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No