Drug Abuse Expert Witness Testifies In Medical Marijuana Case

A 28-year-old Mission Valley, CA, man who claims to operate a medical marijuana collective was ordered Monday to stand trial for allegedly selling and transporting the drug. Judge John Thompson ruled there was enough evidence to try Eugene Zhenya Davidovich on charges of selling marijuana, possessing marijuana for sale and transporting marijuana. San Diego police investigators testified that Davidovich sold seven grams of marijuana to an undercover detective last November, and had 11 baggies containing a combined 34.10 grams of the drug in his car when they served a search warrant in April at his Rancho Mission Road residence.

Drug abuse expert witness Conrado Decastro testified that he based his opinion of collectives and medical marijuana on training he received during his career. “I believed that Mr. Davidovich possessed marijuana for sale,” Detective Conrado Decastro said. Decastro testified that authorities began to crack down on people selling illicit drugs in Pacific Beach last year, and the detective who bought from the defendant received a doctor’s prescription for marijuana by using a false name.

Excerpted from SanDiegoNewsNetwork.com.