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Name: People v. Martinez
Case #: S118180
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 07/14/2005
Summary

A state agency seeking to recover costs for the clean-up of a drug lab must bring a claim under Health and Safety Code sections 11470.1 and 11470.2, which provide the exclusive statutory basis for such reimbursement when the defendant receives a prison sentence. The sentencing court erred in ordering victim restitution to the state agency under Penal Code section 1202.4(f), because the agency is not a victim for purposes of that statute.