Drug Sale and Trafficking

BUFFALO, NY DRUG SALE and TRAFFICKING – ATTORNEY ANDREW S. TRAVIS

DRUG POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE

Drug-related crimes are extremely serious, but some can result in harsher penalties than others. For example, if you have been arrested for being in possession of a large amount of drugs along with paraphernalia, you could face more penalties if the prosecution can prove that you actually intended to sell the controlled substance. According to New York Penal Code §220.16, possession with intent to distribute (PWID) can be charged as criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

PWID PENALTIES – NY

Type Maximum Charge Maximum Penalty
Possession With Intent to Distribute Felony Class B 1 to 9 years prison

DRUG TRAFFICKING

If a person is found in possession of a large amount of drugs, the crime can be charged as drug trafficking. The prosecution will try to prove that due to the high volume, the drugs were meant for distribution, selling or transporting. The difference between a trafficking and possession charge lies in the large quantities of drugs involved. For example, in order to be charged with marijuana trafficking, there must be at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

DRUG TRAFFICKING PENALTIES – NY

Trafficking of any controlled-substance is harshly punished by the federal government.

Type Amount Examples Penalty Minimum
Drug Trafficking of Schedule I or II drugs Valued over $75,000 Cocaine, crack, LSD, methamphetamine, PCP 10 years prison, Fines into $millions
Drug Trafficking of Schedule III, IV, V drugs Valued over $75,000 Anabolic steroids 5 years prison, Fine $500,000

If you have been accused of possession with intent to distribute or with drug trafficking, it is highly recommended that you get in touch with a qualified attorney immediately. Realistically, if you are convicted as a felon, you could be facing up to a decade in prison. Take aggressive steps now to protect yourself and your constitutional rights. With the help of Attorney Andrew S. Travis, you can be certain that you will receive the best possible outcome in your case. Trust Travis