Thanks to our new state representative, Rick Carfagna (R- Genoa Twp) for co-sponsoring House Bill 4. This important legislation would remedy a December decision of the Ohio Supreme Court that complicated the weights needed in cocaine possession and trafficking cases.
Under the Court’s decision in State v. Gonzales, prosecutors must now show how much pure cocaine is present in confiscated drugs. Practically speaking, this is difficult for labs to accomplish, because nearly all cocaine has been cut with filler agents like powdered baby formula.
Props to Rep. Carfagna for his efforts to restore common sense to cocaine prosecutions!