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Convicted of Distributing Dangerous Drugs?


If you or someone you know has been convicted for illegally distributing controlled dangerous substances, it’s time to call Phoenix criminal defense lawyer Charlie Naegle. The consequences for distributing illegal substances are severe, ranging from Class 6 Felony all the way up to a Class 2 Felony in Arizona. The most common substances that are illegally distributed in Arizona include prescription drugs, marijuana, and other narcotics. The illegal distribution of any chemical used in the making of these dangerous drugs can also land you with a hefty prison sentence and large fines.

The substances that Arizona considers Dangerous Drugs include:

  • Peyote
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Narcotics
  • Any substance that emits toxic vapors
  • Any chemicals used in the production of these CDS

The sale, transfer, or distribution of any of these substances is illegal for common citizens. Pharmacists, doctors, and other medical practitioners are licensed through their organization to prescribe, sell, and distribute some of these drugs, but the common citizen is not.

The penalties for the distribution of the above-mentioned drugs are as follows:

Distribution of Peyote: Class 6 Felony

Peyote is a cactus plant still used in some religious Native American cultures in Arizona. If a person is found in possession of the plant, they may be able to defeat the charge with Phoenix criminal defense lawyer,Charlie Naegle, to help prove the peyote was for use in religious services. However, the sale or distribution of the peyote plant or the extracted, highly addictive chemicals it contains, is a Class 6 Felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Fines can climb to upwards of $150,000.

Distribution of Prescription Drugs: Class 6 Felony

Distributing prescription-only drugs without a prescription or license to do so is a Class 6 Felony. Penalties range from four months in jail to two years in prison, a $1,000 fine (or 3 times the value of the drugs), and up to 360 hours of community service. Phoenix criminal defense lawyer Charlie Naegle can help lessen your sentence in the event you have been charged with distributing prescription drugs illegally.

Distribution of Marijuana: Class 6, 5, or 4 Felony

The usual sentence for distribution or sale of Marijuana varies depending on the amount distributed. This charge can also be more severe if it is coupled with a charge for possession of marijuana for personal use.

Less than 2 pounds – Class 4 Felony: Between 1 and 3.75 years in prison; fines up to $150,000.
Between 2 and 4 pounds – Class 3 Felony: 2 to 8.75 years in prison; fines up to $150,000.
More than 4 pounds – Class 2 Felony: Between 3 and 12.5 years in prison; fines up to $150,000.

Distribution of Narcotics: Class 2 Felony

Transporting or distributing narcotics and other dangerous drugs, including heroin, cocaine, meth, anabolic steroids, and hallucinogens, is considered a Class 2 Felony. The consequences of this criminal activity include fines up to $150,000 and prison time between 3 and 12.5 years.

Working with Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Charlie Naegle

Don’t spend the best years of your life stuck behind bars. Drug possession lawyer Charlie Naegle can help to reduce your sentence significantly or dismiss your case altogether. Charlie is committed to helping his clients through the legal process. Take advantage of Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys’s free phone consultation by calling (480) 378-9000 today. Let Charlie Naegle help you get your life back on track.

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