Ecstasy in Colorado
Ecstasy has many names, such as: MDMA, Love Pill, or the Hug Drug.Ecstasy, sometimes called E and other popular names such as MDMA, Love Pill, and even Hug Drug, has been around since the early 1900s when it was used as research in the military. However, it only became popular on the party scene in the 70s. Even though the name is constantly evolving, the effects are the same. The drug ecstasy is usually mixed with another substance such as heroine, cocaine, caffeine, or even rat poison. This dangerous mixture can really be anything in Douglas and Adams County, and the user rarely knows the exact combination he is taking – thus making this pill very dangerous. The effects of MDMA can range anywhere from a simple headache to death, and the consequences are often immense.
C.R.S. 18-18-203, Drug Classifications
As a result of these serious consequences, Ecstasy is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which means there is no medicinal use and it is highly addictive. Users want to escape and just have their “high”, as before. If caught by the police in Arapahoe and Jefferson County, possession of this illegal drug is a felony. The amount of Ecstasy in your possession, and whether you are a distributor, will determine the type of felony and the years you may be in prison. (C. R. S. 18-18-403.5). For mere possession, anything less than 4 grams is a Class 4 felony and anything more is a Class 6 felony.
C.R.S. 18-18-405, Distribution and Manufacturing
If you have over 4 grams of “E” in your possession, you can be accused of making, selling, and distributing / manufacture of the drug which can result in a Class 3 felony. Evidence of possession amounts can be found in your home, car or another location when police in Boulder County begin their investigation. Officer and investigators will search for baggies, heating instruments, scales and other devices associated with drug manufacture and distribution. As you can see, Ecstasy possession and selling are very serious crimes, and punishment can be harsh no matter where you are. You need an experienced drug crimes attorney at your side.
Ecstasy possession and selling are very serious crimes: You need an experienced drug crimes attorney at your side.
Examples of Ecstasy Possession and Crimes
In 2013, a Denver County woman was arrested for trying to bring narcotics, including ecstasy, across the border in order to sell them. She was arrested by police and placed in jail with a $20,000 bond. This is the type of crime the criminal defense attorneys at O'Malley and Sawyer are accustomed to dealing with. More frequently, we see charges of possession filed against users of ecstasy. Our criminal defense lawyers have been working with people like you in the Denver Metro area for decades and are available to meet with you for a free initial consultation.