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15 Surprising Ways You Could Be Charged with Criminal Possession

Criminal possession of a controlled substance can be one of the worst charges someone could ever face, as it is listed as a class “C” felony. Attaining such a serious charge can really impact someone’s life in a number of detrimental ways. Listed below are 13 different ways one can be charged with criminal possession. Sometimes, all it takes is having the preparations for the drug, such as methamphetamine, to be charged.

Some Common Offenses for Criminal Possession Include:

  1. Being caught with one-half ounce or more of compounds or preparations containing methamphetamine.
  2. Being caught with two ounces or more of compounds or preparations of any other narcotic.
  3. Being caught with one gram or more of a stimulant will also lead to this charge.
  4. Possession of 25 milligrams of a hallucinogen can lead to a criminal possession charge. That being said, there are charges that can be pressed for even one milligram.
  5. One ounce of concentrated cannabis can lead to a criminal possession charge.
  6. Two pounds of a depressant means you will be charged with criminal possession.
  7. Ten ounces of a dangerous depressant.
  8. 1/8 of an ounce of any preparation of a narcotic drug will lead to a criminal possession charge.
  9. 4,000 mg of ketamine.
  10. 250 mg of phencyclidine
  11. 50 mg of phencyclidine with the intent to sell with a previous conviction for the possession of such drug.
  12. 360 mg of methadone
  13. 200 grams of gamma Hydroxybutyric acid – otherwise known as a date rape drug.

Facing a criminal charge for possession of a drug, especially as unusual as some of these are, can be devastating. And on top of these, there are charges to be made with more commonly known drugs such as cocaine and heroin. If you have been charged with criminal possession of drugs, it is important to contact an attorney who is very qualified in the field. At John Tumetly Law, Mr. Tumelty is a sole practitioner and personally handles every case that comes into his office. If you are in need of criminal defense, contact an attorney with years of experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Call the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty today at 609-390-4600 or fill out our convenient contact form to request a consultation right away.



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