THE PEOPLE &C., RESPONDENT, v. BEVERLY JOB, APPELLANT.
87 N.Y.2d 956, 664 N.E.2d 500, 641 N.Y.S.2d 589 (1996).
1 No. 121 SSM 2[1996 NY Int. 36]
February 20, 1996
Decided February 20, 1996
This memorandum is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the New York Reports.
Submitted by William B. Carney, for Appellant.
Submitted by Maura E. Daly, for Respondent.
The order of the Appellate Division should be affirmed.
Defendant was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, stemming from the sale of two vials of crack cocaine to an undercover police officer. At trial, defendant presented an agency defense, and testified that the officer asked her to obtain the crack on his behalf and offered to "get her high." She additionally claimed that she had in actuality purchased four vials, keeping two for herself, and that she expected to have to barter sex at a later time in exchange for the officer providing her with some crack.
Defendant's contention that the trial court should have expanded its charge on the agency defense under People v Andujas (79 NY2d 113) is without merit. The court correctly instructed the jury that it could consider any benefit received from the buyer as supportive of an agency defense, and in that context, the charge as a whole accurately provided the jury with the proper instruction (see, e.g., People v Fields, NY2d [slip opn, decided 11-29- 95]; People v Warren, 76 NY2d 773).
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On review of submissions pursuant to section 500.4 of the Rules, order affirmed in a memorandum. Chief Judge Kaye and Judges Simons, Titone, Bellacosa, Smith, Levine and Ciparick concur.