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State Statute Offense Aggravated Felony? Offense “Related To”? Case Law
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) Manufacture of Methamphetamine Yes. Felony under CSA.   Olivera-Garcia v. INS, 328 F.3d 1083 (9th Cir. 2003)
Cal. Health & Safety Code
§ 11350(a)
Possession of a Controlled Substance No. Maybe. Apply modified categorical approach (“MCA”) to identify drug. United States v. Figueroa-Ocampo, 494 F.3d 1211 (9th Cir. 2007); Matter of Mena, 17 I&N Dec. 38 (BIA 1979).
Cal. Health & Safety Code
§ 11352(a)
Transporting, Importing, Selling, Furnishing, Administering, Giving Away a Controlled Substance or “Offer to” or Attempt to Maybe. Apply MCA to identify drug and discard possibility that convicted of transportation or solicitation. Maybe. Apply MCA to identify drug. Paredes-Perez v. Keisler, 2007 WL 3088240 (9th Cir. 2007) (unpublished); Duran-Jurado v. Keisler, 2007 WL 2915567 (9th Cir. 2007) (unpublished); Desire v. Gonzales, 2007 WL 2326214 (9th Cir. 2007) (unpublished); Jesus Granados v. Gonzales, 233 Fed. Appx. 691 (9th Cir. 2007); Menjivar-Palma v. Gonzales, 210 Fed. Appx. 625 (9th Cir. 2006) (unpublished); Fajugon-Hurguilla v. Gonzales, 175 Fed. Appx. 832 (9th Cir. 2006) (unpublished); Al-Husseini v. Gonzales, 213 Fed. Appx. 568 (9th Cir. 2006) (unpublished); Valencia Lopez v. Gonzales, 2227 Fed. Appx. 597 (9th Cir. 2006) (unpublished).
Cal. Health & Safety Code
§ 11360(a)
Transporting, Importing, Selling, Furnishing, Administering, Giving Away Marijuana or “Offer to” or Attempt to Maybe. Apply MCA to discard possibility that convicted of transportation or solicitation.   United States v. Rivera-Sanchez, 247 F.3d 905 (9th Cir. 2001).
Cal. Health & Safety Code
§ 11366
Opening or Maintaining a Place for Selling, Giving Away, or Using a Controlled Substance Yes. Felony punishable under CSA (21 USC § 856(a)).   Salviejo-Fernandez v. Gonzales, 455 F.3d 1063 (9th Cir. 2006).
Cal. Health & Safety Code
§ 11377
Possession of a Controlled Substance No. Maybe. Apply MCA to identify drug. Ruiz-Vidal v. Gonzales, 473 F.3d 1072 (9th Cir. 2007); Ferreira v. Ashcroft, 382 F.3d 1045 (9th Cir. 2004); Retuta v. Gonzales, 233 Fed. Appx. 676 (9th Cir. 2007) (unpublished)
Cal. Health & Safety Code
§ 11379(a)
Transporting, Importing, Selling, Furnishing, Administering, Giving Away a Controlled Substance or “Offer to” or Attempt to Maybe. Apply MCA to identify drug and to discard possibility that convicted of transportation or solicitation Maybe. Apply MCA to identify drug. Sandoval-Lua v. Gonzales, 499 F.3d 1121 (9th Cir. 2007); Polikarpovas v. Gonzales, 233 Fed. Appx. 669 (9th Cir. 2007) (unpublished); Hernandez-Aguilar v. Gonzales, 232 Fed. Appx. 737 (9th Cir. 2007) (unpublished).
Cal. Health & Safety Code § 11550 Using and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance   Maybe. Apply MCA to identify drug. Flores-Arellano v. INS, 5 F.3d 360 (9th Cir. 1993); Matter of Hernandez-Ponce, 19 I&N Dec. 613 (BIA 1988).
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-1002 Criminal Solicitation No. Solicitation not punishable under CSA No. Generic solicitation not offense related to a controlled substance, even if underlying conduct involves controlled substances. Coronado-Durazo v. INS, 123 F.3d 1322 (9th Cir. 1997); Leyva-Licea v. INS, 187 F.3d 1147 (9th Cir. 1999)
Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 13-1003, 13-2317(A)(1) and (C) Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering Maybe. Apply MCA to determine if racketeering for drugs. No. Lara-Chacon v. Ashcroft, 345 F.3d 1148 (9th Cir. 2003).
Ariz. Rev. Stat, § 13-3405(A)(1) Possession of Marijuana No. Yes. Tucker v. Gonzales, 213 Fed. Appx. 523 (9th Cir. 2006) (unpublished)
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3407 Possession of methamphetamine No. Yes. Cazarez-Gutierrez v. Ashcroft, 382 F.3d 905 (9th Cir. 2004)
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3415(A) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia No. Yes. Luu-Le v. INS, 224 F.3d 911 (9th Cir. 2000). See Cardenas-Uriarte v. INS, 227 F.3d 1132 (9th Cir. 2006) (possession of drug paraphernalia not prohibited by CSA).

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