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Doesn't Always Matter if It's Actually Illegal
4-AcO-DMT
Citation:   anonymous. "Doesn't Always Matter if It's Actually Illegal: An Experience with 4-AcO-DMT (exp78466)". Erowid.org. Apr 29, 2009. erowid.org/exp/78466

 
I had a legal encounter I want to share. I am located in New Jersey, USA and in 2009 I was arrested and charged with possession w/ intent to distribute, possession of controlled drugs (CDs), and possession of CDs in a school zone for what was believed to be mushrooms by the police. It was in fact 4-aco-dmt acquired on the internet and diluted with iced tea mix and bagged. I am a juvenile and was released to my parents later that night after being processed and questioned where I didn't have much to say except it was nothing illegal.

A plea bargain was sent out involving 18 months probation, this under the assumption it was in fact CDs. A lab analysis tested negative for any CDs whatsoever. It turns out, however, that I would still be prosecuted for mislabeling the substance as CDs. It had picked up the nickname 'shroom powder' locally. At court a plea bargain was accepted: 12 months probation, restricted drivers licencse, restraining order (DORA) for the location of the incident, 20 hours community service, and about $1100 in fines.

In the end, the only differnce between me actually selling shrooms and 4-aco-dmt was 6 months probation. Go figure. I hope this can get onto the site somehow and help others avoid situations like my own. I didn't have the bravery (or stupidity as the case may have been) to question the judge really on the legality of the substance but I was in trouble for nothing other than a mislabeling which I still dispute to myself for lack of the textual evidence sent by phone.

Exp Year: 2009ExpID: 78466
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Apr 29, 2009Views: 26,093
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