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No felony charges filed against Mitch Mustain

Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:08 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2011 3:09 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

Amidst all the recruiting news on Wednesday, a story broke out of Los Angeles that former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain had been arrested for suspicion of selling prescription drugs. Mustain had been busted in a sting trying to sell adderall online. Fortunately for Mustain, he's a shady salesman. You see, it wasn't really adderall that he was selling, but something he was trying to pass off as adderall.

Mustain's dishonesty is what kept Mustain from having felony charges filed against him in the case. Turns out that what Mustain was trying to sell was lisdexamfetamine dimesylate which is not a controlled substance. So Mustain's case has been passed on to the city attorney, whom will then decide whether or not to charge Mustain with a misdemeanor.

Mustain could have still been charged with a felony for trying to pass the substance off as a controlled substance, but since this is his first offense it was decided to send it to the city attorney, which is par for the course in Los Angeles County.

Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate is like adderall in that it is an amphetamine, but it contains less dextroamphetamine in it, so I guess the narcotic benefits aren't nearly as strong for those kids using it recreationally. 
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Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2011 10:20 am
 

No felony charges filed against Mitch Mustain

Not giving the kid any excuses.. hope he learns from this.


diffendale
Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2011 9:48 am
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Since: Jan 3, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2011 7:51 pm
 

No felony charges filed against Mitch Mustain

Once again an athlete gets a FREE PASS!!Had I been in the same situation, I WOULD BE IN JAIL TODAY!



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 4:48 pm
 

No felony charges filed against Mitch Mustain

If you threaten someone with a toy gun, the law treats that no differently than if you threaten someone with an actual gun. The intent is what matters. The same should - but obviously doesn't - hold true here.

@AES -- that is exactly what the article says: Mustain could have still been charged with a felony for trying to pass the substance off as a controlled substance.  However, the Prosecuting Attorney decided not to file the felony for the 1st offense which is par for the course in Los Angeles County.  I am not saying I agree with the prosecutor's decision not to file felony charges, I don't, just pointing out that the article addresses the concern you raised.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 4:34 pm
 

No felony charges filed against Mitch Mustain

Its all about  $$$, so if you can't get nfl   $$$$, sell drugs, its lucrative.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:40 pm
 

No felony charges filed against Mitch Mustain

If you threaten someone with a toy gun, the law treats that no differently than if you threaten someone with an actual gun. The intent is what matters. The same should - but obviously doesn't - hold true here. He was trying to sell prescription pain killers but gets a break because he lied about which prescription pain killer he was selling? That's nice. Enjoy the CFL.


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