What this means is that literally if you happen to have 1 and 3/4 tablespoons of water that somehow contains a trace of methamphetamine that is the same as you possessing 25.88 grams of meth, a controlled substance crime in the 1st degree and has the same punishment as assaulting and inflicting great bodily harm on someone, starting at 86 months, assuming no prior history.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Bong Water Case: The Veto
The legislative effort to at least exclude the first four ounces of weight of the fluid used in a water pipe in determining the weight of a controlled substance mixture has met the governor's veto, who does not want criminal justice to be watered down. For a more detailed description of the legislature's efforts see here.