State v. LowdenAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs. The Supreme Court vacated the conviction, holding that the trial court erred in denying Defendant’s motion for a judgment of acquittal because the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to support the jury’s guilty verdict. Specifically, the record did not include sufficient evidence from which a jury rationally could conclude, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Defendant successfully manufactured methamphetamine, a necessary element of unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs. Remanded to the superior court for the entry of a judgment of acquittal.