Tuesday, May 18, 2010

People v. Vang (Cal. Ct. App. - May 17, 2010)

Rarely do I come across a new drug. Sure, every day I read cases about cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, esctasy, etc. Then there are the occasional cases about less commonly used drugs: LSD, GHB, psilocybin, oxycodone and fentanyl, etc. Then there's the rare case about the truly unusual drugs: ibogaine, peyote, STP and the like.

Read about 'em. Know 'em. That's a side benefit of reading published appellate decisions.

But until I read this case, I had never before heard mention -- much less seen anyone busted -- for possession of thebaine.

Which apparently is sort of like morphine and codeine, but a stimulant rather than a depressant.

Learn something new every day.