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Spencer Burnett-Walker

Other 2015 Texas Drug Exonerees
On June 12, 2014, police in Houston, Texas arrested 19-year-old Spencer Burnett-Walker on a charge of possession of a controlled substance after they confiscated eight pills that were believed to be Alprazolam, a common anti-anxiety drug.

On September 23, 2014, Burnett-Walker pled guilty in Harris County Criminal District Court to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to probation for six months.

In November 2014, the Houston Police crime laboratory reported that tests on the pills failed to identify any controlled substances. The lab report was sent to the Harris County District Attorney’s Conviction Review Unit.

The prosecution joined in a defense motion to vacate the conviction. On August 19, 2015, the motion was granted and the prosecution dismissed the charge.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 10/23/2015
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2014
Age at the date of reported crime:19
Contributing Factors:
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No