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Amber Ricks

Other Harris County Drug Cases
On March 26, 2016, police in Webster, Texas arrested 24-year-old Amber Ricks after they seized pills they suspected were Alprazolam, an anti-anxiety medication.

On March 30, 2016, Ricks pled guilty in Harris County Criminal District Court to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to 10 days in the Harris County Jail.

On April 21, 2016, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences tested the pills and determined they were Clonozapam, a sedative that is not a controlled substance.

The lab informed the Harris County District Attorney’s conviction integrity unit, which then informed Ricks’ attorney who filed a motion for a new trial.

On April 29, 2016, the motion was granted, the conviction was vacated and the prosecution dismissed the charge.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 5/31/2016
State:Texas
County:Harris
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2016
Convicted:2016
Exonerated:2016
Sentence:10 days
Race:Black
Sex:Female
Age at the date of crime:24
Contributing Factors:
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No