Minton v. State (7th COA)

It was possible to show proper venue in Lubbock County even though the defendant had never been within 175 miles of Lubbock County. Venue is not an element of the crime and must be proved only by a preponderance of the evidence. While this defendant did not enter Lubbock County, he acted with a common purpose to provide his co-defendants with heroin that was transported to and intended to be sold in Lubbock County. Read.