State v. D.C. – Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
D.C.'s wife was arrested after Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputies searched his home and found an indoor marijuana “grow” operation. While his wife was getting arrested, the deputies allowed D.C's wife to call D.C. D.C. then told the deputies that the marijuana was his, and the deputies obtained warrants for D.C's arrest. Eventually, D.C. was picked up on the warrants, and stood trial for possessing the marijuana with the intent to distribute. Mr. Ryczek argued to the jury that D.C. was trying to take the “rap” for his wife who had already entered a guilty plea to the charges, and that the State failed to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury found D.C. not guilty of all charges.