AZ: The drug courier profile has its place in supporting RS, but it doesn’t have any place at trial

Drug courier profile evidence has its place (“Drug-courier profile evidence suggests that a defendant possesses one or more behavioral characteristics typically displayed by persons trafficking in illegal drugs. See State v. Haskie, 242 Ariz. 582, 585 ¶ 14, 399 P.3d 657 (2017); State v. Lee, 191 Ariz. 542, 544 ¶ 10, 959 P.2d 799 (1998).”) but it is fundamental error to use it at trial to convict defendant for what others have done in the past. State v. Escalante, 2018 Ariz. LEXIS 329 (Sep. 14, 2018).

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