Akin v. State

In Akin v. State, 981 S.W.2d 297, 300 (Tex. App.--Texarkana 1998, no pet.), the defendant complained that the State, during closing arguments, had characterized him as dope dealer, when he had been charged only with possession of narcotics. The Texarkana Court of Appeals concluded that the State's argument "constituted a proper plea for law enforcement," and it stated that although the defendant had been tried for possession, "evidence of the amount of the contraband in his possession, together with evidence that he frequented the area where drug sales commonly occurred, and testimony that the officers saw him with a known drug trafficker, was sufficient to allow the prosecutor to draw the inference that the defendant possessed the contraband for the purposes of sale." Id.