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Slidell Police Make First Bath Salt Arrests

January 12th, 2011 | Posted in Drugs, Local Issues, NOPD by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Slidell police made the first arrests in the State for the possession of narcotics that have been marketed as bath salts in Louisiana. The substances, which were added to the Schedule I narcotics list by Gov Bobby Jindal (more information can be found in an earlier post), have been involved in a number of overdoses across the State.

Photo Courtesy of Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

According to reports, after sending letters and visiting local businesses to inform them of the newly illegal status of the substances which have been involved in at least 165 emergency services calls over the past 3 months, police received a tip that a Slidell convenience store was persisting in the sale of the bath salts. This prompted officers to stake out the property and stop a customer who was found to be in possession of the bath salts. Police arrested the customer and also the clerk of the convenience store who sold him the salts.

The store clerk is being held on a $75,000 bond and faces up to 30 years in jail if convicted.

These developments indicate that while classifying bath salts as an illegal substance can seem humorous, the penalties for possession are very serious. If you or someone you know are arrested for possession of an illegal substance, contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of the case.

Bath Salts Added to Illegal Substance List in Louisiana

January 10th, 2011 | Posted in Drugs, Local Issues, NOPD by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced last week that a substance which has recently become known for its use as an intoxicant but is marketed as a bath salt has been added to the Schedule I narcotics list.

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According to reports, a specific type of bath salt which is manufactured in China and India has been implicated in a disproportionately high number of overdoses and other adverse health effects in the State of Louisiana. The substance, referred to as “Ivory Wave”, “Ocean”, “Charge +”, “White Dove”, and other names is now classified in the same category as heroine and ecstacy and its possession carries a possible 30-year prison sentence.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s officers have been actively confiscating the substance from local businesses and spas.

State health officials were tipped off to the substance’s use as a narcotic when they received more than 165 calls over the past three months primarily from first responders or ER physicians reporting overdoses and other adverse reactions.

If you or someone you know are arrested for possession of the newly illegal bath salt, contact Bloom Legal today at 504-599-9997 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.

Marijuana-Spiked Brownies Brought into Lafayette High School

December 15th, 2010 | Posted in Drugs, Local Issues by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Last Friday a student of Lafayette High School complained of a stomach ache after eating a brownie at lunch. The schools resource officer then conducted a field test on the brownies and found that they had been laced with marijuana.

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An unknown number of students, including the student that became ill, were given the brownies without knowledge of their ingredients. Two students will face possession charges, and a third will be charged with possession with intent to distribute. The students were all between fifteen and sixteen years old.

Because of their age, the students have been released to their parents, and their names are not being revealed to the public. It is obvious that these young people have made a mistake that will stick with them as they apply to college and begin careers. It is hard for young people to comprehend the full consequences of their actions, and when these actions have long-term detrimental effects on their lives, it is truly a tragedy.

If your son or daughter has made a mistake involving drugs or alcohol, contact experienced legal counsel as soon as possible, so that the damage can be minimized. We at Bloom Legal offer free, no-commitment legal advice. Contact us at 599-9997 to arrange your free consultation.

Attempt to Legalize Marijuana in California Fails

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Drugs, Legislation, National Issues by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

The Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act, also called Proposition 19, was the latest and possibly most successful attempt to legalize marijuana. With national support for the legalization of cannabis at 46 percent, the initiative stood a fighting chance to pass.

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Proposition 19 would have made it legal for adults over 21 years of age to carry at most an ounce of the drug, to consume it in nonpublic places if no children were present, and to grow it in small pots. They would have also been able to buy and consume it at licensed establishments similar to Amsterdam’s coffee houses. However, under opposition from local politicians and law enforcement officials, the initiative did not pass.

Every major newspaper, both political parties, and most leading politicians’ stance against the proposition stymied its passage, but there was some support. The state branches of both the NAACP and the League of United Latin American Citizens, feeling marijuana arrests unfairly targeted minorities, supported its passage along with several retired police chiefs. Younger voters were also much more open to the proposition than older generations. Majority support for the legalization of marijuana is expected within the next few years.

Until then the possession of marijuana is against the law and in New Orleans will land you in jail. If you or anyone you know has been charged with the possession of an illegal substance, contact Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997. We can help reduce sentencing and clear your name.

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