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Drug Related Crimes: Possession

Do I Knowing Have to Know I am in Possession of a Controlled Substance to be Charged With Possession?

One will be charged with the crime of knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance when they possessed a controlled substance, knew that they possessed a controlled substance and the substance that was possessed weighted as a narcotic.

Punishment for distribution or delivery of a controlled substance varies depending on the classification of the controlled substance. For example: for the possession of cocaine in an amount of 50 grams or more but less than 450 grams of any mixture containing that substance, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both.

An example of possession would be: The defendant was driving down the street and was stopped for speeding. On her front seat was a baggie of drugs that did not appear large enough for distribution but large enough for more than an isolated use. This is a classic possession case.

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