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What is the legal penalty for this if any?

Asked by Aster (19883points) July 13th, 2012

A teenage boy gets a small amount of weed, a stick of gum and a brand new cigarette lighter in the mail from his home state. Is this a crime only for the sender? Or is the boy also in hot water?

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DigitalBlue's avatar

Is this a hypothetical situation? If not, I’d keep an eye on that gum. A single stick of gum is an unusual thing to send in the mail, but it’s not terribly unusual to put liquid LSD on chewing gum.

Fly's avatar

If the boy willingly gives it up, I would imagine that only the sender would be at fault, unless it can be proven that the boy solicited the drugs.

gailcalled's avatar

Federal law indicts the sender.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Hide the chewing gum!!! You don’t know what’s in it!
LA Times article

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