458 F2d 514 United States v. E Gonzales

458 F.2d 514

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
Jess E. GONZALES, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 71-2530.

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.

May 8, 1972.

James H. Quinn (argued), San Diego, Cal., for defendant-appellant.

Lyn I. Goldberg, Asst. U. S. Atty. (argued), Stephen G. Nelson, Asst. U. S. Atty., Harry D. Steward, U. S. Atty., San Diego, Cal., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before CHAMBERS and CHOY, Circuit Judges, and CURTIS, District Judge.*


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The judgment of conviction is reversed.


We find the few circumstances pointing to the guilt of Gonzales too thin to permit a finding of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in this narcotics case.


Thus, we do not reach the other points raised.


The Honorable Jesse W. Curtis, United States District Judge, Central District of California, sitting by designation