Possessing a controlled substance is unlawful in Denver, Castle Rock, and Aurora. A woman was recently charged with multiple counts of Possession of a Drugs after bringing cocaine and meth to court with her for jury duty. According to the report, the woman came to the courthouse to perform her civic duty and through the security measures it was discovered she had packets of white powder in her pants pocket. Security also found a straw with methamphetamine inside. The woman said that she forgot the drugs were in her pocket. I guess the moral of the story is: always check your pants pockets – especially if there could be something illegal in there!
Adams County Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Lawyer: Definition of Possession of Drugs in Jefferson County
The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – C.R.S. 18-18-403.5 – is:
Except as authorized by part 1 or 3 of article 42.5 of title 12, C.R.S., part 2 of article 80 of title 27, C.R.S., section 18-1-711, section 18-18-428 (1)(b), or part 2 or 3 of this article, it is unlawful for a person knowingly to possess a controlled substance.
Illegal drugs are categorized into schedules: schedule I, schedule II, schedule III, schedule IV, or schedule V. Both Methamphetamine and Cocaine are considered schedule II narcotics because of their highly addictive nature and that its use can lead to severe psychological and/or physical dependence.
Sentence for Illegal Possession of Meth and Cocaine in Douglas and Arapahoe County
Possession of a Controlled Substance can be a drug felony or misdemeanor depending on the drug involved. For a schedule II drug, like the case above, Possession of Cocaine and/or Possession of Meth is a level 4 drug felony. A class 4 drug felony is punishable by 6 months to 1 year in the Colorado Department of Corrections with one year of parole.
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