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Lanchester Dardar

Other 2014 Texas Drug Exonerations
On January 28, 2010, police in Houston, Texas arrested 27-year-old Lanchester Dardar after confiscating a bottle of suspected codeine syrup.

On March 2, 2010, Dardar pled guilty in Harris County Criminal District Court to a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. He was placed on probation for one year.

In December 2013, the Houston Police crime laboratory tested the seized substance and found there was no controlled substance present. The laboratory notified the Harris County District Attorney’s Conviction Review Unit, which then informed Dardar’s defense attorney.

The prosecution joined Dardar’s attorney in a motion to vacate the conviction. The motion was granted on July 8, 2014 and the charge was dismissed.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 10/23/2015
State:Texas
County:Harris
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2010
Convicted:2010
Exonerated:2014
Sentence:Probation
Race:Black
Sex:Male
Age at the date of crime:27
Contributing Factors:
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No