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HOOD v. THE STATE.
A93A0653.
SMITH, Judge.
Drug violation. Washington Superior Court. Before Judge Hartley.
Elbert Hood, Jr. appeals from his convictions on two counts of selling cocaine, and he enumerates only the general grounds.
As to the first count, Eugene Johnson, an 11-year police veteran, testified that Hood sold cocaine to him. Johnson testified that he had seen Hood at least four times before completing the sale, and also made a fifth contact after the sale. The evidence satisfies the standard set forth in Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U. S. 307 (99 SC 2781, 61 LE2d 560) (1979). Baker v. State, 206 Ga. App. 18 (424 SE2d 324) (1992).
Regarding the second count, undercover "agent" Ira Bostic, who was not a regular police officer, testified that he had already known Hood for nine or ten years when he purchased cocaine from him. According to Bostic, when he asked Hood if he had anything, Hood said no. Hood then asked one Duron Powell if he had what Bostic wanted. Bostic handed the money to Hood, who handed it to Powell, who handed the substance later identified as cocaine to Hood, who handed it to Bostic, completing the transaction.
Hood submitted a tape recording of a telephone conversation between Bostic and himself, taken after Hood was charged, in which the agent appears to be agreeing that Powell sold the cocaine, and that Hood merely passed money between them. Bostic explained during redirect that he generally went along with what Hood said during that conversation in order to "cover himself."
Richard A. Malone, District Attorney, William S. Askew, Assistant District Attorney, for appellee.
E. Allen Smith, for appellant.
DECIDED JULY 12, 1993.
Saturday May 23 17:46 EDT


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