SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CR40-271 05/05/06

 

SELLING OR DISPENSING LSD (1 GRAM OR MORE), 18 V.S.A. 4232(b)(3)

 

The State has charged (Def)_______________ with [selling] [dispensing] lysergic acid diethylamide, which is commonly referred to as LSD, in an amount consisting of 1 gram or more, as follows:

[Read the charge.]

Every crime is made up of essential elements. Before (Def)_______________ can be found guilty of the charge, the State must have proven each of the essential elements beyond a reasonable doubt. In this case, the essential elements are that on the date and at the place alleged,

(1) (Def)_______________;

(2) [sold] [dispensed] LSD in an amount consisting of 1 gram or more of one or more [preparations] [compounds] [mixtures] [substances] containing LSD; and

(3) [he] [she] did so knowingly and unlawfully.

The first essential element is that (Def)_______________ is the person who committed the alleged acts.

The second essential element is that (Def)_______________ [sold] [dispensed] LSD in an amount consisting of 1 gram or more of one or more [preparations] [compounds] [mixtures] [substances] containing LSD.

[To sell LSD means to transfer it in exchange for something of value. A sale may include trading, bartering or exchanging the cocaine for something else that has value. It also may include an offer or an express or implied promise to trade, barter or exchange the LSD for something of value. It does not matter whether the transaction was done by someone acting on his or her own behalf, or whether it was done by someone acting as an agent or employee on behalf of someone else.]

[To dispense means to distribute, leave with, give away, dispose of, or deliver.]

The term LSD includes any salts or derivatives or compounds of any preparations or mixtures of LSD or any preparation, mixture or compound containing any LSD.

Here the State alleges that (Def)_______________ [sold] [dispensed] LSD, in an amount consisting of 1 gram or more of one or more [preparations] [compounds] [mixtures] [substances] containing LSD, by (specific acts)_______________.

The last essential element is that (Def)_______________ [sold] [dispensed] the LSD knowingly and unlawfully. The word knowingly means that (Def)_______________ [sold] [dispensed] the LSD voluntarily and consciously, and not inadvertently, because of mistake, or by accident. The word unlawfully means that (Def)_______________ deliberately did something which the law forbids. In determining whether (Def)_______________ [sold] [dispensed] LSD knowingly and unlawfully, you should consider all of the surrounding facts and circumstances.

All of the elements of the offense must have been present at the same time. If the State has not proven each of the essential elements of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, then you must find (Def)_______________ not guilty. However, if the State has proven all of the essential elements beyond a reasonable doubt, you must return a verdict of guilty.