Docket No. 106219.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellant, v. TROY
Opinion filed April 2, 2009.
JUSTICE THOMAS delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Fitzgerald and Justices Freeman, Kilbride, Garman,
Karmeier, and Burke concurred in the judgment and opinion.
Defendant, Troy Davison, was arrested while transporting a 30-
pound cylinder containing anhydrous ammonia, a key ingredient in
the manufacture of methamphetamine. The State charged him with
possession of a deadly substance (720 ILCS 5/20.5–6(a) (West
2004)), and a jury in the circuit court of Clark County found him
guilty of that offense. Defendant appealed, arguing that the State
failed to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A majority of the
appellate court agreed with defendant and reversed his conviction.
378 Ill. App. 3d 1010. The State now appeals to this court. For the
reasons that follow, we reverse the appellate court’s decision.