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December 15, 2021

Possession of Drugs for Sale Charge

December 15, 2021

What Constitutes a Possession of Drugs for Sale Charge

When drugs are involved – no matter the situation – it’s never going to go well when you’re met with any drug charges in Michigan. However, there’s a far greater penalty for possession of drugs with the intent to sell, than there is for drug possession on its own. Let’s explore what could happen to you if you’re charged with drug possession, as well as being charged with the intent to sell.


Michigan Drug Possession Charge

In the State of Michigan, no matter if you are caught with heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, designer drugs, and prescription medications without a prescription, you’re going to be charged. The amount, as will the intended use and prior criminal drug history, will dictate the penalties you’ll face. 

What many people aren’t aware of is that you can be hit with a constructive possession if you’re caught in the same place the drugs are being used, or stored. It doesn’t matter if you were using them, or had no intentions of using or selling them. 

 Sale of Drugs Charge

Selling drugs is a far greater charge than just possession. Penalties for the sale of drugs are largely dependent on the classification of the drugs you were caught trying to distribute. Michigan Law categorizes controlled substances in give different ways:

  • Schedule I – high chance of abuse & have no real accepted medical use (Examples: Heroin, LSD,  and Ecstasy)
  • Schedule II – high chance of abuse, but are accepted for medical use (Examples: Cocaine, Opium, Oxycodone, High Grade Morphine and Methamphetamine)
  • Schedule III – not as likely to be abused, but if abused can cause physical dependence or psychological dependence (Examples: Ketamine, some Codeine mixes, Anabolic Steroids and Low-Grade Morphine)
  • Schedule IV – less chances for abuse & have less chance of someone becoming physically or psychologically dependent on them (Examples: Ambien, Valium, Xanax, Rohypnol, Zolpidem, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Ativan and Talwin)
  • Schedule V – these have smaller amounts of narcotics in them & are the least likely to be abused & have accepted medical use (Examples: Cough Syrup, Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica and Parepectolin)

When caught with any type of drug in your possession, your license WILL BE suspended – even if you weren’t driving when arrested for possession of drugs.

However, that’s the least of your problems if you’re charged with selling drugs. You’re going to be slammed with huge fines, and jail time. The amount of both will depend on not just the type of drug, but the amount of the drug you’re caught selling. 

Which Drug Crime Defense Attorney to Hire If Charged with Sale of Drugs 

Michigan Law Enforcement is focused on ridding the streets of drugs, and putting people behind bars who are charged with possession of drugs for sale. The Schwartz Law Group will provide you with the personal attention needed in order to get you the best possible outcome in your drug charge