Sunday, May 30, 2004
Justice served

A federal jury showed some common sense in refusing to allow prosecutors to expand the "Len Bias law" to extend a drug dealer's liability to a user who did not die from an overdose, and refused to convict 24 year old Tomas Cubilette for causing bodily harm to a teenager who went into a coma for two days after taking an ecstasy tablet.

According to testimony, others who took the same drug suffered no bad reactions. Tomas, who was facing 20 years under mandatory minimums wept as the verdict was read.

Good for the jury for not ruining this young man's life over one consumer's unusual reaction and possibly irresponsible use of a mind altering substance.


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