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Electric Daisy Carnival Arrives in Las Vegas

The controversial Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) has arrived at the Las Vegas Speedway. EDC is embraced by some as a cutting-edge music festival and a modern day Woodstock. It is reviled by others as a dangerous and drug-laden event that has led to the deaths of several young people hospitalization of numerous others. One of the major criticisms of EDC involves the participants' use of Ecstasy.

Ecstasy's chemical name is methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). On the street, ecstasy is known as: E, X, XTC, Adam, hug, beans, molly, and love drug. Ecstasy is a synthetic drug with both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. Many people use Ecstasy to reduce social anxiety and to create positive feelings and a sense of belonging. Because the drug allows the user to avoid negative feelings and decrease social anxiety, many people can quickly become dependent on the drug. People who use Ecstasy frequently also abuse LSD, alcohol, marijuana, and crystal methamphetamine.

In Nevada, use or possession of even small amount of Ecstasy is a felony criminal offense. A person who possesses even a small amount of Ecstasy can be charged in state court with Possession of a Controlled Substance under NRS 453.336, a felony. Under some circumstance, a person who possesses a controlled substance can be charged with a federal drug offense under 18 U.S.C. 844.

A person who is Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance can be charged with a violation of NRS 453.411(1), which provides: "It is unlawful for a person knowingly to use or be under the influence of a controlled substance except in accordance with a lawfully issued prescription." If convicted, the person could face up to five (5) years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine.

If you or someone you know is charged with use or possession of a controlled substance, including Ecstasy or another drug, it is important to contact a Las Vegas Drug Crimes Attorney immediately. A Las Vegas Drug Crimes Lawyer can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying defenses and developing the most aggressive legal strategy possible to protect your legal rights.