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The People v. Quentin Joseph Reid

October 9, 2012

THE PEOPLE, PLAINTIFF AND RESPONDENT,
v.
QUENTIN JOSEPH REID, DEFENDANT AND APPELLANT.



(Super. Ct. Nos. CRF100875, CRF100002676)

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hoch , J.

P. v. Reid

CA3

NOT TO BE PUBLISHED

California Rules of Court, rule 8.1115(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 8.1115(b). This opinion has not been certified for publication or ordered published for purposes of rule 8.1115.

A jury convicted defendant Quentin Joseph Reid of possessing methamphetamine, possessing a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and impersonating his brother. Defendant admitted allegations he had a prior strike conviction for burglary, and the trial court sentenced him to prison.

On appeal, defendant contends (1) there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction for possessing a methamphetamine pipe, and (2) the trial court abused its discretion in denying his Romero*fn1 motion to strike his prior strike conviction. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment.

BACKGROUND

Case No. 100875

Police patrolling a high crime area in Woodland approached a parked van in which defendant was sitting. Defendant consented to a search, and Officer Cristobal Lara found a methamphetamine pipe in the left breast pocket of defendant's shirt. Lara had received training in recognizing drug use paraphernalia.

When the officers cited defendant for possession of the pipe, defendant gave his brother's name, James Reid.

Case No. 100002676

Three months later, police responded to a report from defendant's roommate that defendant might be manufacturing explosives in his bedroom. Defendant consented to a search of his room, where methamphetamine was found. The arresting officer later testified that defendant admitted the methamphetamine belonged to him and also admitted having ...


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