No. 582.

258 U.S. 280 (1922)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 27, 1922.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William C. Herron, with whom Mr. Solicitor General Beck was on the brief, for the United States.

Mr. Thomas C. Spelling, for defendant in error, submitted.

MR. JUSTICE DAY delivered the opinion of the court.

This case is here under the Criminal Appeals Act, 34 Stat. 1246. The statute involved is the Narcotic Drug Act of December 17, 1914, c. 1, § 2, a, 38 Stat. 785, 786.

This statute in § 2, subdivision a, makes it an offense to sell, barter, exchange, or give away any of the narcotic drugs named in the act except in pursuance of a written order of the person...

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