At approximately 3:30 in the morning on June 13, 2011, CSI star Gary Dourdan crashed his vehicle into two parked cars in Los Angeles, California. Police responded and found ecstasy in Dourdan's possession. Dourdan was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, but has not been charged for any offenses in connection with the crash. This was not Dourdan's first encounter with the law or drugs. In 2008, Dourdan participated in a drug diversion program after he was charged with possession of Ecstasy and Cocaine.
Ecstasy (also known as MDMA, "X" or "E") is an extremely popular drug, particularly among young people. Ecstasy combines a stimulant effect similar to Methamphetamine with a hallucinogenic effect similar to Mescaline. People taking Ecstasy report feeling a heightened awareness and sense of well-being.
Possession of even a small amount of Ecstasy is a felony offense in Nevada, punishable in State Court by up to four (4) years in prison. Possession of more than four (4) grams of Ecstasy can result in mandatory prison for
Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. Convictions for
Federal Drug Offenses can have even more severe consequences. In addition to potential prison, a conviction for a felony offense can have other life-long consequences including losing the right to vote, the right to possess firearms and limiting many educational and employment opportunities.
If you or someone you know is charged in State or Federal court with drug possession or another drug offense, it is important that you contact aLas Vegas Drug Crimes Lawyer right away. A Las Vegas Drug Crimes Lawyer can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case and identifying appropriate defenses. The Las Vegas Drug Crimes Attorney can also advise you regarding possible Drug Diversion Programs (such as Drug Court) and/or provide you with the most aggressive litigation defense possible.