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Apr 03
2012

Possession and Distribution Bath Salts -- Louisiana Drug Crime

Posted by: ebcarpenterlaw

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ST. TAMMANY DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney  

 

In early 2011, the Louisiana Legislature passed emergency legislation making the Possession and Sale of "Bath Salts"  illegal under La R.S. 40:966.  These Bath Salts are considered a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance -- by definition, this means that the substance has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use in the U.S.

 

Illegal "Bath Salts" can be broken down into the following chemicals:

3,4-Methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone),

3,4-Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV),

4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone),

4-methoxymethcathinone,

4-Fluoromethcathinone and

3-Fluoromethcathinone

 

By adding these chemicals to the controlled dangerous substance act as Schedule I drugs, the possession, manufacturing or distribution of these drugs will carry penalties similar to those of heroin, which could mean up to 30 years in prison.

 

"The goal of every drug crime case is to not be convicted"

 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Lawyer

 


http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/2012/04/02/possession-and-distribution-bath-salts-louisiana-drug-crime/