June 18, 2015

Supreme Court Says Government Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was Illegal

Drug Crimes, Bath Salt
Must Prove Defendant
Knew Drug was Illegal

Drug Crimes

Defendant claimed "he did not know the “bath salts” he was distributing were regulated as controlled substance analogues . . . ." Court said "Government [must] establish that the defendant knew he was dealing with a substance regulated under the Controlled Substances Act . . . ."


Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Decided June 18, 2015