What Does “Cocaine Base” Mean?

2019-03-18T18:48:05-05:00February 24th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear argument in DePierre v. United States, 09-1533, and decide a long-running dispute on what Congress meant by the term “cocaine base” for purposes of imposing mandatory minimum sentences under the federal narcotics statute. In 1985, Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine drug overdose [...]