I was reading Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis, and in it he writes that he was once arrested mistakenly (he fit the physical description of a bank robber) and detained overnight. He claims that you got a 90 day mandatory sentence for having heroin track marks, and that he was able to talk his way out of it but was told that he’d have to cover up and hide it from the other officers.
What? I didn’t know they did stuff like that. I thought that if you weren’t in possession of drugs and weren’t under the influence of them, you couldn’t get in trouble. I know next to nothing about the laws relating to drugs, so maybe I’m wrong. What’s the deal with this law? Is it still on the books?