State v. Arbelo

In State v. Arbelo, 37 Conn. App. 156, 655 A.2d 263 (1995), the Court overturned a conviction because of the absence of evidence of a drug sale. "The weakness in the state's case here is that no state's witness saw money pass from the purported purchaser to the defendant, nor did any state's witness see any drugs pass from the defendant to the purported purchaser. Additionally, there is a paucity of circumstantial evidence supporting the state's theory that the brief contact between the defendant and the purported purchaser resulted in a drug sale." Id., 160.