Possessing a controlled substance like cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, or even certain amounts of marijuana is a crime in Greeley and Weld County. Possession of these substances with the intent to distribute or sell them is an even more serious crime. Instead of spending the next four years studying and earning a degree, a freshman college student will be in prison for his drug business. According to the report, the freshman was selling ecstasy, cocaine, and marijuana our of his off campus apartment. The college student was convicted of the drug crimes and sentenced to 4 years in prison. If this had occurred at Colorado State University (CSU) or University of Northern Colorado (UNC), a similar sentence would be possible, depending on the amount of drugs recovered.
Weld County Intent to Distribute and Sell Cocaine and Ecstasy Lawyer Near You: Definition of Unlawful Distribution and Sale of a Controlled Substance
The Weld, Morgan, and Logan County, Colorado law definition of Unlawful Distribution, Manufacturing, Dispensing, or Sale – C.R.S. 18-18-405 – is:
Basically, it is against the law to make, sell, or handout a controlled substance unless you are lawfully authorized to do so (like a pharmacist or medical professional is).
Sentence for Selling and Distributing Drugs in Greeley and Erie
Unlawful Distribution or Sale of a Controlled Substance can be charged as a drug felony or drug misdemeanor depending on the type of controlled substance and the amount involved. For example, if you had more than 225 grams of ecstasy or cocaine, you would be charged with a class 1 drug felony, which is punishable by 8 to 32 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. If you were in possession of less than four grams of Vicodin and law enforcement had evidence that you were selling or distributing it, it is a class 4 drug felony, punishable by 6 months to 1 year in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a drug crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 today. Together, we can protect your future.
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