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New Trial Ordered in Synthetic Drug Case (access required)

A defendant convicted under the Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act of 1986 is entitled to a new trial based on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in McFadden v. U.S., construing the mens rea requirement under the Act, says a Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court. The U.S. Supreme Court case reversed a ruling on the mens rea ...

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