I was wondering if the judge was smoking the same thing the defendants were trying to buy/sell, but then I went back to RS14:20 and re-read it.
A(4)(b) is the part eliminating self-defense as a defense if a drug transaction is involved. However, it says "The provisions of this Paragraph shall not apply..." (emphasis added by me). What is considered a "paragraph" in the Revised Statutes? Is it all of A, or only A(4)? If it's just A(4), then the judge is right, the exception in A(4)(b) only applies to a break-and-enter type of scenario. I'm not familiar with the terms used in the law's structure.