The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Jason GIBBS, Defendant-Appellant.
Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Edwin Torres, J.), rendered March 23, 2004, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree, and sentencing him, as a second felony offender, to concurrent terms of 4 1/212 to 9 years and 1 year, respectively, unanimously affirmed.
The verdict was based on legally sufficient evidence and was not against the weight of the evidence. There is no basis for disturbing the jury's determinations concerning credibility (see People v. Gaimari, 176 N.Y. 84, 94, 68 N.E. 112  ). The evidence warranted the conclusion that defendant was a participant in a drug transaction (see e.g. People v. Reynoso, 283 A.D.2d 195, 724 N.Y.S.2d 63 , lv. denied 96 N.Y.2d 923, 732 N.Y.S.2d 640, 758 N.E.2d 666  ), and that he knew the contents of a shopping bag that he received during the sale (see People v. Reisman, 29 N.Y.2d 278, 285-286, 327 N.Y.S.2d 342, 277 N.E.2d 396 , cert. denied 405 U.S. 1041, 92 S.Ct. 1315, 31 L.Ed.2d 582  ).