Saturday, December 10, 2005

War on fake drugs

Another case of someone getting busted for having fake drugs in Florida:

When deputies patted down Washington, they found a brown prescription bottle in his shirt pocket that contained five white, rocky objects that looked like crack cocaine, the report said.

As police inspected the substance, Washington allegedly laughed then said, "Go ahead, test it, that ain't crack, it's fake. I sell it to you stupid white m--------- and take your money."

The white substances tested negative for cocaine, the report said. According to deputies, as Washington was booked into the county jail, he was asked what his occupation was and Washington replied, "I'm a crack dealer."

Anyone out there know if other states have similar outrageous "fake drug prohibition" laws on the books?


Terry said...

Imitation Controlled Substances in Alabama Code

susank said...

Here's Nebraska's take:
A first offense is a class 3 misdemeanor, which carries a maximum of 3 months jail OR $500 fine OR both and no minimum penalty.
Any subsequent offense is a class 2 misdemeanor, which carries a maximum of 6 months jail OR $1,000 fine OR both and no minimum penalty.
You're also eligible for probation.
I've never seen it prosecuted in these parts, since misdemeanors this minor are hardly worth it...

susank said...

Sorry about that - I don't know how to link. The statute is Section 28-445. It hasn't been changed since it was enacted in 1985.

drug rehab said...

Tom, I appreciate your effort in posting this case. Anyway, I remember someone who was also busted for carrying fake drugs with him. But as far as I remember, he is now in a drug rehab not in a jail.