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Marijuana Law – Keyed to Mikos
In re R.L.H.
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R.L.H., a juvenile female, was placed on probation for a prior assault. In September 2002, R.L.H. was found to be in violation of her probation for using and possession marijuana. Subsequently, the State placed her in a shelter. On December 2002, R.L.H. tested positive for methamphetamine, opiates, and marijuana in a urine analysis. At the probation hearing, R.L.H. admitted to using methamphetamine, and the court order her to undergo drug treatment. Later, R.L.H. ran away from the drug treatment facility, and the State moved to place her in a detention facility. Nevertheless, in order to place R.L.H. in a detention facility, the State was required to prove that she committed a crime while on probation. The jury convicted R.L.H. of possession of methamphetamines, marijuana, and opiates based on her 2002 positive urine test and her subsequent admission to using methamphetamine in the probation violation hearing.
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