Defending Drug Trafficking Charges in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Under Oklahoma law, drug trafficking carries hefty penalties. In addition to being punished for drug trafficking, you can also be punished for other drug-related offenses, such as possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with the intent to distribute. The penalties for drug trafficking vary according to the amount and type of drug involved. Regardless of the amount or type of drug, being charged with drug trafficking is a very serious matter that requires the assistance of a qualified criminal defense attorney.
Drug Trafficking in Oklahoma
Oklahoma law defines drug trafficking as manufacturing, distributing or importing any illegal substance. Additionally, possessing an illegal substance with the intent to distribute it and/or soliciting a minor to sell illegal substances are also illegal acts under Oklahoma’s drug trafficking laws. The following substances are illegal in Oklahoma: marijuana, cocaine and coca leaves, heroin, amphetamine, methamphetamine, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), PCP (phencyclidine), crack and ecstasy.
Penalties for Drug Trafficking
The penalties for drug trafficking depend upon the amount and type of drug. Additionally, the penalties for drug trafficking can be stacked on top of punishment for other drug-trafficking charges, such as possession with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. The trafficking of marijuana carries a fine of $25,000 (for more than 25 pounds) to $500,000 (for more than 1,000 pounds), and up to life imprisonment. The trafficking of cocaine or coca leaves carries a fine of $25,000 (for more than 28 grams) to $500,000 (for more than 300 grams), as well four years to life imprisonment. Possession of more than one pound of cocaine or coca leaves is considered aggravated trafficking and carries additional penalties. The trafficking of ecstasy carries a fine of $25,000 (for 30 tablets or 10 grams) to $500,000 (for 100 tablets or 30 grams), as well as a sentence of ten years to life imprisonment.
Drug trafficking carries serious penalties that can impact the rest of your life. In addition to hefty fines, it’s likely that you will spend a significant amount of time behind bars if you are convicted of this offense. With one of the qualified criminal defense attorneys of the Edge Law Firm advocating on your behalf, you increase your chances of reducing the penalties you’re facing. If you are facing drug trafficking charges, contact the team at the Edge Law Firm right away by filling out our online form.