In the state of Arizona, if you are caught using or in possession of a drug such as meth (methamphetamines) or other narcotics, you can be charged with a class 4 felony. This includes drugs like hallucinogenic drugs, prescription medications, and amphetamines.
What is Dangerous Drug Possession in Arizona?
According to Arizona Revised Statute, ARS 13-3407 prohibits the use and possession of dangerous drugs. It also prohibits:
- The sale of dangerous drugs.
- The possession of any chemical and supplies that are used in the production of making drugs.
- The manufacturing of dangerous drugs.
- Giving the drugs to someone else, regardless of whether or not you made a profit off of it.
- Getting dangerous drugs by misrepresentation, deceit, and fraud.
- Transporting the drugs into Arizona or within the state.
What are the dangerous drugs outlined in this law? Well, they are broken down into several categories, and they are:
- Any type of amphetamines, this includes meth.
- Any type of hallucinogenic substance. For example, acid and mescaline.
- Any type of drug that gives off a depressant effect on the central nervous system.
- Any anabolic steroids. This includes the use of testosterone.
One important thing to remember in the state of Arizona is that if you have any drug, no matter what form it is in, it is illegal to possess unless you have a doctor’s written prescription. In certain ways the laws are worded, you could have a small ingredient of a particular drug that could make you responsible for having the drug in your possession. You could face punishment for it just like you would if you had the entire drug in front of you.
Here at DM Cantor, we see these types of felony drug charges frequently and can help you to get your drug charge dismissed, reduced, or another positive outcome. We have many years of experience in drug cases and can help you to beat your charges. If you have been charged with possession of drugs for sale or transporting drugs in Arizona, contact our office today so that we can help you.