LAFAYETTE — The Curious Goods synthetic marijuana trial got its second start this week, months after one of the defendants killed himself in April in the first trial’s opening days.
Daniel Stanford, a Lafayette attorney, is now the lone defendant in a case in which federal prosecutors allege he profited handsomely — and wanted more — from illegal synthetic marijuana sales at Curious Goods stores in and around Lafayette.
Stanford is representing himself.
Barry Domingue, another Lafayette attorney indicted in the Curious Goods case, shot himself April 2, hours before the second day of testimony began. Later that day U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote declared a mistrial. Domingue died that night.
Seven others charged in the case have pleaded guilty, including Richard Buswell, the reputed ring leader who owned the Curious Goods stores franchise that sold highly profitable brand of fake pot called Mr.