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People v. Davis, S198434

Evidence of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)'s chemical name, standing alone, when that substance is not listed in the code, is insufficient to prove the material is a controlled substance regulated by the Health and Safety Code, and therefore, the Court of Appeal erred in concluding that sufficient evidence supported defendant's convictions for possession and sale of a controlled substance.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/25/2013
  • Published 07/25/2013




  • Supreme Court of California