On a charge of possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply, it was necessary for the prosecution to show the possession of a controlled drug, but not necessarily to prove which drug within the class was possessed. The prosecution must show an intention to supply the substance found even if the possessor was mistaken as to its precise nature.
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 5(3)
England and Wales
Updated: 08 April 2021; Ref: scu.85358