The sale of narcotics includes any illegal substance including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and non prescription drugs such as Vicotin. Any sale of narcotics arrest usually comes with a drug possession arrest as well.
It is important that you seek legal advice from an experienced Minneapolis drug crime attorney as soon as you are arrested or accused of any sale of narcotic crime.
Factors in Selling of Narcotics
It can be hard to prove that drug possession leads to the sale of narcotics. However, some of the factors that the court and the arresting officer will look at include:
- Possession of scales and other measuring devices
- Possession of plastic baggies and other containers to divide the drugs into smaller quantities for sales
- Possession of large amounts of cash
- Possession of address book, list of buyers or pay-owe sheet
- Possession of dangerous weapons
- Possession of cell phone/beeper/pager/etc
In some instances sale of narcotics can be considered a federal offense which means even more severe penalties. The possession and distribution of an illegal substance is a very serious accusation that could negatively impact the rest of your life.
Our firm will assess your case, gather evidence, consult with experts and determine the best defense tactics to take for your situation.
- If you are arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, you could be facing even more severe penalties if any of the following enhancement offenses are discovered:
- If you have distributed the controlled substance to people under the age of 21
- If you have distributed the controlled substance near a school
- If you have distributed the controlled substance to people under the age of 18 to violate drug laws
If you are found guilty of any of these enhanceable crimes, then your jail time could be doubled, if not tripled. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to get legal advice sooner rather than later if facing a sale of narcotics conviction.