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State v. Gladstone

Washington Supreme Court
474 P.2d 274 (1970)


Facts

Thompson was hired by the Tacoma Police Department to purchase marijuana from Bruce Gladstone (defendant). While at Gladstone’s residence, Thompson asked to purchase marijuana, but Gladstone replied that he did not have enough to sell. Instead, Gladstone suggested Thompson purchase the marijuana from Kent. Gladstone gave Thompson the address for, and a map to, Kent’s home. Thompson subsequently purchased marijuana from Kent at his residence. There was no evidence of any communication between Gladstone and Kent. However, Gladstone was found guilty of aiding and abetting Kent in the unlawful sale of marijuana. Gladstone appealed.

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