Who is a potential coconspirator to a drug sale? Any person who conspired with another person to commit a drug sale where one or more of the coconspirators did some overt act in furtherance of the of the conspiracy. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609.175. The courts in Minnesota have determined that everything said, written or done by a single coconspirator in furtherance of a common plan to commit a drug sale is evidence of a crime admissible against any other coconspirator, even though he or she did not commit the overt act. The prosecution is also required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant charged with a drug conspiracy had knowledge of the agreement and the intent to commit the crime that is the object of the conspiracy.
An agreement to engage in a drug conspiracy may be inferred from the circumstances of the case. For example, a conspiracy may be inferred where each coconspirator performs a separate act which forms part of a connected whole. The prosecution may have the following evidence to support its case: (1) Conspirator A purchased a scale to weigh the drugs; (2) Conspirator B agrees to sell three grams of methamphetamine to a Buyer; and (3) Conspirators A and B instruct conspirator C to deliver the drugs and accept payment from the Buyer. These overt acts are sufficient to prove by circumstantial evidence that A, B, and C conspired to sell the Buyer three grams of methamphetamine. The evidence would be even more compelling if A, B, and C where friends who lived in the same town and had participated in previous sales to the Buyer.
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