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McKee v. State
Nevada Supreme Court
917 P.2d 940 (1996)
Rockwood McKee (defendant) was pulled over for a traffic violation. Methamphetamines were found in the vehicle. McKee was arrested and charged with possessing and trafficking a controlled substance. At trial, McKee was asked if he had used drugs on July 12, the day before the traffic stop. McKee answered no. A photograph was then introduced to impeach McKee. The photograph was dated July 12 and showed McKee with a straw and baggy in his hand. McKee was convicted and appealed. On appeal, McKee argued that whether he had taken drugs on a different day was a collateral matter and that a photograph could not be used to impeach him on a collateral matter.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
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