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Quincy Brooks

Other Drug Exonerations where No Crime Occurred
On June 30, 2017, police in La Marque, Texas arrested 37-year-old Quincy Brooks after they seized a substance from him that field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine.

On July 3, 2017, Brooks pled guilty in Galveston County Criminal District Court to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to six months in Texas State Jail.

On August 9, 2017, the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab tested the substance and no controlled substance was detected.

The report was sent to the Galveston County District Attorney’s office, which informed Brooks’s attorney. The attorney filed a state law petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

On August 22, 2017, Brooks was released on bond and Judge Lonnie Cox approved the writ, which was forwarded to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

On October 4, 2017, the Court of Criminal Appeals granted the writ and vacated Brooks’s conviction. On December 7, 2017, the prosecution dismissed the charge.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 12/11/2017
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2017
Sentence:6 months
Age at the date of reported crime:27
Contributing Factors:False or Misleading Forensic Evidence
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No