Case Dealing With Capital Crime While Being High on Cocaine

In White v. State, 616 So. 2d 21 (Fla. 1993), the trial court found: "The capital crime for which the Defendant is to be sentenced was committed while he was high on cocaine and while he (questionably) was under the influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance." White, 616 So. 2d at 24. Based on the trial court's specific finding in White, this Court held that "the evidence of White's excessive drug use and the trial judge's express finding that White committed this offense 'while he was high on cocaine' " precluded application of the CCP aggravating factor. Id. at 25.