An Ohio Court of Appeals found that the statement of a confidential informant that the defendant had sold him drugs should not have been admitted at a drug trafficking trial on unrelated charges.
The case is State v. Robinson, 2012-Ohio-6068.
The defendant was convicted of possession of crack cocaine, trafficking of crack cocaine, and having a weapon under disability.
The facts started in 2008. A Detective of the Toledo Police Department received information from a confidential informant of drugs being sold at a location that Clifford Robinson was at. The police conducted surveillance researched past crime reports at the location which led them to believe that drug trafficking was taking place.