Archive for Drug Laws

Arrested For Marijuana At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)?

  • March 25, 2015
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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  Don’t take marijuana to the airport in Los Angeles or any airport in California for that matter. It’s a really bad idea. Even if you have a valid medical marijuana recommendation from a physician and even if you’re traveling…

How Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Are Different Than California Cases

  • July 30, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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A recent marijuana seizure off the coast of Southern California is a good example of how federal marijuana cases differ from marijuana prosecutions in California courts.  Most notably, the amount of marijuana seized by the Coast Guard was more than…

Is Heroin More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

  • June 23, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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This is one of the questions that Drug Enforcement Agency Administrator Michele Leonhart refused to answer directly when she testified before Congress this week This is hardly a difficult question, especially for anyone who knows anything about how drugs are…

Police Dogs Sniffing For Drugs Are Surprisingly Unreliable

  • April 2, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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As a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, I see firsthand how dogs can be used to prevent a wide array of people from being treated justly. Before going any further, let’s get something out of the way:  I love…

PCP Arrests In Los Angeles and Culver City

  • February 18, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that two individuals have been arrested in Los Angeles County in what law enforcement officials are describing as a huge PCP operation. PCP is the acronym for the drug  1-(1-phencyclohexyl) piperdine.  It’s chemical name…

Arrests in Mexico-Los Angeles-Denver Cocaine Ring

  • February 13, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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It does make for a nice headline: “Feds Make Largest Mass Drug Arrest in Colo. History.” On February 9, 2012 federal and state authorities announced that they had arrested more than 80 people in connection with a long investigation of…

Cocaine Related Arrests at LAX

  • February 13, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was on February 2 the scene of  high-profile drug smuggling arrests. Two Spanish nationals, mother and daughter, were stopped allegedly carrying up to ten pounds of cocaine.  According to the local NBC affiliate, the pair…

Are Bath Salts Legal in California?

  • October 19, 2011
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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MDPV, Mephedrone 4 (aka 4-MMC), and Methylone (M1), the key ingredients in “Bath Salts” are, as of this writing, appear to be banned in California and are clearly under a federal ban. However, California’s odd new law appears open to numerous challenges.

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