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Cybergenetics TrueAllele testimony helps convict Virginia man on drug and firearms charges in federal court
Cory Harris was tried for drug trafficking and firearms possession in federal court in Richmond, VA. In January 2010, police found 110 grams of crack cocaine and two loaded semiautomatic handguns in a dresser drawer in his Petersburg bedroom, along with $10,000 in a pair of boots. A DNA mixture containing three or four contributors was found on one of the weapons. Cybergenetics Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the trial on August 3, 2011 about the DNA mixture evidence that statistically matched Mr. Harris to the weapon, as determined by Cybergenetics objective TrueAllele® computer. The jury convicted the defendant on the drug trafficking and firearms charges two days later.