POSSESSION of NITROUS OXIDE / INHALANT ABUSE
Case No. 2017491 – James B.
DISMISSED June 17, 2015
Police arrived to investigate an auto accident. Nitrous Oxide capsules were observed scattered throughout the vehicle in which James was a passenger and the driver gave consent to search. Over 100 chargers and 2 dispenser canisters were subsequently found, with evidence of recent use. As the driver had glassy eyes and was disoriented but passed the breath test it was assumed he had inhaled nitrous, whose presence can’t be tested for like alcohol but can be deduced by visual clues mimicking intoxication. James admitted to having some beers but instead of a PI – and probably due to an attitude he showed the officer – was charged as well. We were able to argue for a Dismissal based in part on the driver’s statement that it all belonged to him.