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Case No. 18-2052

State of Iowa
Donald L. Smith, Jr.


State of Iowa


Donald L. Smith, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Susan R. Stockdale

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (11 pages)

            A defendant appeals from convictions for drug possession and failure to possess a tax stamp.  OPINION HOLDS: The evidence is sufficient to support the convictions, and the verdicts are not contrary to the evidence.  The prosecutor’s comment during closing arguments did not constitute misconduct nor was it prejudicial, and we find the complaint against it unpreserved.  The claims raised by Smith’s supplemental pro se brief are unpreserved. 

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