Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fake drugs still a crime

Every once in awhile a person may try to sell a powdery substance, or a pill, that they claim is a narcotic such as cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, or some other narcotic. The person selling the product may mistakenly believe that because the substance was not really a drug, they did not commit an offense. Why might someone do this? To turn an easy profit, for one. However, to believe that this is not a crime is a mistake.

Under Minnesota law, Minnesota Statute Section 152.097, it is felony to sell a simulated controlled substance.

There are many elements to an offense such as this and the government must prove each and every element by proof beyond a reasonable doubt before you can be convicted. Make sure you have a lawyer review your case before entering the courtroom to face such allegations.

If you are need of a free consultation, contact Patrick W. Flanagan



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