Yeargan & Kert - March 2020

DRUG CRIME MYTHS LAUGH IT OFF

Drug crimes are serious charges that carry hefty sentences. And yet, with all the national talk about decriminalizing certain class 1 narcotics, many make the mistake of having a lax attitude about these substances. But the truth is, when it comes to drugs and law enforcement, you can’t believe everything you hear. These are just a few myths that get everyday people in trouble.

ORANGE GLAZED SALMON

IF DRUGS AREN’T ON ME, THEY CAN’T PROVE POSSESSION.

This is something you see a lot on shows like “Cops” — a vehicle gets pulled over, and the driver tries to throw a bag of drugs into the woods. These desperate attempts spring from a false assumption that “possession” means “literally on your person.” In reality, “constructive possession” charges exist, which essentially state that as long as you have intent and capacity to keep control of a substance, then you can be found guilty. Trying to lob a substance away from you can just end up making things worse for you in the long run. While we like to think the law is applied uniformly in every case, this is simply not the truth. Every case is different, and the unique factors tied to your situation will influence the outcome. Just because you know someone who had a great outcome, don’t assume that will be the case for you. At the same time, just because someone you know went to jail on similar charges, it doesn’t mean that has to be your fate. If you knowingly provide transportation to someone with a controlled substance, you are no longer an innocent party. As long as the prosecution can prove you were aware of the drugs, or that your passenger was on their way to get drugs, you can be found guilty of a number of serious charges, including being an accessory or accomplice in your friend’s crime. Don’t let hearsay and a few wayward internet searches land you in legal hot water. Know the facts and protect your rights the responsible way. MY FRIEND GOT THE SAME CHARGES DISMISSED, I’LL BE FINE. GIVING MY FRIEND WITH DRUGS A RIDE ISN’T A CRIME.

Keep dinner light, simple, and easy with this paleo-friendly recipe.

INGREDIENTS • 2 salmon fillets (10 oz total) • 1 tsp salt • 2 tbsp ghee

• Zest from 1 orange • 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice • 1 tsp tapioca starch

• 1 tbsp garlic, minced • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped

DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oven to 425 F, and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 2. Salt each fillet with 1/2 tsp salt. Bake for 6–8 minutes. 3. In a saucepan, combine ghee and garlic and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. 4. Add rosemary, zest, and juice. Cook for another 3 minutes. 5. Stir in tapioca starch until lumps disappear and mixture thickens. 6. Plate salmon and top with orange sauce.

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