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Relevance, § 904.01 – Association with Drug-involved Individual — Association with Motorcycle Gang

State v. Liliana Petrovic, 224 Wis.2d 477, 592 N.W.2d 238 (Ct. App. 1999).
For Petrovic: Robert B. Rondini

Issue/Holding: The court holds admissible the following evidence: defendant’s “close” connection to someone (Fooden) with whom an agent “was familiar … based on drug investigations he had performed for the IRS.” “The State’s evidence indicating a connection between Petrovic and Fooden was relevant to the issue of drug delivery. Spang stated that he knew Fooden from previous drug investigations.” But evidence of Petrovic’s connection to the Outlaws motorcycle gang was irrelevant. Nothing tied Fooden to the Outlaws, and nothing showed a likelihood that Petrovic would distribute drugs to the Outlaws. This error, though, was harmless.

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