Possession and Distribution Bath Salts — Louisiana Drug Crime



Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney  


In early 2011, the Louisiana Legislature passed emergency legislation making the Possession and Sale of “Bath Salts”  illegal under La R.S. 40:966.  These Bath Salts are considered a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance — by definition, this means that the substance has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use in the U.S.


Illegal “Bath Salts” can be broken down into the following chemicals:

3,4-Methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone),

3,4-Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV),

4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone),


4-Fluoromethcathinone and



By adding these chemicals to the controlled dangerous substance act as Schedule I drugs, the possession, manufacturing or distribution of these drugs will carry penalties similar to those of heroin, which could mean up to 30 years in prison.


“The goal of every drug crime case is to not be convicted”


Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Criminal Lawyer


Elizabeth B Carpenter Law is one of the premiers law firms for Drug Crime defense.  We have defended almost every type of Drug Crime imaginable in South Louisiana.  When approaching a Drug Case, the first issues we examine are the client’s constitutional rights against unlawful search and seizure:

  • Did the police have the right to pull our client over?,


  • Did the police have the right to search our client’s home?,


  • Did the police have the right to search out client’s car?


Our first goal is to try to exclude / suppress any and all evidence of a drug crime.  If the evidence is suppressed, the state cannot use the evidence to convict our client.  The goal in every drug crime case is to not be convicted.

If you have been arrested for Drug Possession, contact our office for a consultation.  We want to protect your rights!


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