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 1998 News Releases

News Release #021

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 021


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The opinions handed down on the 13th day of March, 1998 , are as follows:

BY JOHNSON, J. :

96-KA- 2302 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TIMOTHY G. BYRD, SR., MORRIS PELTIER AND PETER F. NICOLOSI (Parish of Acadia)

(Knowlingly Storing Hazardous Waste)

For the foregoing reasons, we find La.R.S. 30:2183(G)(1) constitutional as applied by the State in the indictment against the defendants and reverse the trial court's ruling. This case is remanded to the trial court and the criminal proceedings against the three named defendants listed in count two of the indictment, shall proceed.

REVERSED AND REMANDED.

VICTORY, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, §3.

MARCUS, J. - dissents.

TRAYLOR, J. - dissents for reasons assigned by Justice Knoll.

KNOLL, J. - dissents and assigns reasons .

PER CURIAM :

97-K - 0965 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. TYRONE HUNTLEY (Parish of Orleans)

(Possession of Cocaine)

Accordingly, the decision of the Fourth Circuit is reversed, the defendant's conviction and sentence are reinstated, and this case is remanded to the district court for execution of that sentence.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, §3.

JOHNSON, J. - dissents.

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