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Isaac Dixon

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On July 22, 2014, Harris County, Texas Sheriff’s police arrested 26-year-old Isaac Dixon after they seized a substance from him that field-tested positive for the presence of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as ecstasy.

On July 24, 2014, Dixon pled guilty in Harris County Criminal District Court to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 90 days in the Harris County Jail.

On September 25, 2015, the substance seized from Dixon was tested by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences and no drugs were found—only antihistamine and caffeine.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Post-Conviction Review Unit was informed of the negative lab result and joined Dixon’s attorney in a state petition for a writ of habeas corpus seeking to vacate the conviction.

On June 10, 2015, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted the writ and vacated the conviction. On July 14, 2015, the prosecution dismissed the charge.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 7/15/2015
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2014
Sentence:90 days
Age at the date of reported crime:26
Contributing Factors:False or Misleading Forensic Evidence
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No