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Felony Drug Charges

Felony Drug Charges

For all other drug charges, they are classified as Missouri Felony Drug Offenses. These charges include the possession of large amounts of Marijuana, to possession of any amount of any of the controlled substances identified in Missouri's Narcotic Drug Act, to some repeat offenses. Felony charges carry higher potential penalties than Misdemeanor charges and require a skilled and experienced Missouri Drug Possession Lawyer to make sure you put forth the best defense possible.

Felony Possession

In Missouri the possession of any controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid is a felony charge.  

If you have been charged with the offense of possession or control of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class D felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 7 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with being with a repeat offense of possession or purchase of solvents to aid others in violation of Missouri's Controlled Substances Act, then you could face the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

This charge specifically applies to aiding or inducing others to violate RSMo. Sections 579.097-579.099.

If you have been charged with being with an unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia in relation to amphetamine or methamphetamine in Missouri, then you could face the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with being with a possession of anhydrous ammonia in Missouri, then you could face the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with being with a possession of methamphetamine precursors in Missouri, then you could face the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

Felony Delivery, Distribution or Sale

A person violates Missouri's prohibition against the delivery of a controlled substance if they knowingly distribute or deliver, or attempt to do so, a controlled substance. It is also a violation if they knowingly possesses a controlled substance with the intent to distribute or deliver any amount; or they knowingly permit a minor to purchase or transport illegally obtained controlled substances. 

If you are charged with the offense of delivery 35 grams or less of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of delivery 35 grams or less of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid to a person less than 17 years of age who is at least 2 years younger than you in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class C felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 3 to 10 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class C felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 3 to 10 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid to a person less than 17 years of age who is at least 2 years younger than you in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class B felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 5 to 15 years.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs. 
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of delivery of a controlled substance using a minor to purchase or transport in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class B felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 5 to 15 years.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs. 
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of delivery of an imitation controlled substance in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you have been charged with the offense of delivery of a controlled substance by manufacturer or distributor in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you are charged with an unlawful delivery of drug paraphernalia in Missouri and it is done for a commercial purpose, then you could face the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you have been charged with being with a selling or transferring solvents to cause certain symptoms in Missouri, then you could face the following penalties:

  1. A class D felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 7 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs.
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location in Missouri, then you could face the following penalties:

  1. A class A felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 10 years to 30 years, or life in prison.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs.
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of distribution of controlled substance in violation of registration requirements in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record if you knowingly distributes or dispenses a controlled substance as identified under Missouri's Narcotic Drug Act, in violation of the rules and regulations of registration as promulgated by the Department of Health and Senior Services; or as a registrant, he knowingly distributes or dispenses a controlled substance not authorized by that person's registration to another registrant or other authorized person
  2. jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised.
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs.
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  9. Community Service.

Felony Manufacturing

If you have been charged with the offense of manufacture of an imitation controlled substance in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you have been charged with the offense of manufacture of thirty-five grams or less of Marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you have been charged with the offense of manufacture of a controlled substance except thirty-five grams or less of Marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class C felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 3 to 10 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs.
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of manufacture of a controlled substance when committed within two thousand feet of a school in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class B felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 5 to 15 years.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs. 
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of manufacture of a controlled substance when a person has suffered serious injury or death during manufacture in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class A felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 10 years to 30 years, or life in prison.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs.
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

This charge involves an individual suffering serious physical injury or death as a result of a fire or explosion started in an attempt by the defendant to produce methamphetamine.

If you have been charged with the offense of unlawful manufacture of drug paraphernalia done for commercial purposes in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

Felony Trafficking

The State of Missouri proscribes the act of trafficking drugs with the harshest penalties. Under Missouri law, whether you are charged as with the offense of Trafficking Drugs in the First Degree or Second Degree is determined by the type and quantity of the controlled substance which a person either 1) knowingly distributes, delivers, manufactures, produces or attempts to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce; or simply 2) whether they possess it, purchases or attempts to purchase it, or brings it into this state.

Trafficking Drugs in the First Degree

Charges of Trafficking Drugs in the First Degree are based on the type and amount of controlled substance and whether the defendant knowingly distributes, delivers, manufactures, produces or attempts to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce the controlled substance. Depending on the amount and type, a defendant can either be charged with a class A felony or a class B felony. 

If you have been charged with violating trafficking drugs in the first degree subsection 1 in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:
  1. A class B felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 5 to 15 years.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years. 
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs. 
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.
If you have been charged with violating trafficking drugs in the first degree subsection 3 in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:
  1. A class A felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 10 years to 30 years, or life in prison.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs.
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

Trafficking Drugs in the Second Degree

Charges of Trafficking Drugs in the Second Degree are based on the type and amount of controlled substance and whether the defendant possesses it, purchases or attempts to purchase it, or brings it into this state. Depending on the amount and type, a defendant can either be charged with a class A felony, class B felony or a class C felony. 

If you have been charged with violating trafficking drugs in the second degree subsection 1 in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:
  1. A class C felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 3 to 10 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs.
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.
If you have been charged with violating trafficking drugs in the second degree subsection 3 in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:
  1. A class B felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 5 to 15 years.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs.
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.
If you have been charged with violating trafficking drugs in the second degree subsection 4 in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:
  1. A class A felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 10 years to 30 years, or life in prison.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs.
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

Miscellaneous Felony Charges

If you have been charged with the offense of failure to report suspicious transactions in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you have been charged with the offense of keeping or maintaining a public nuisance in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you are facing a charge for failure to obtain proper identification or make a report of a drug transfer in Missouri and it is your first offense, then you could receive the following penalties:

  1. A class D felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 7 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs.
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you are facing a charge for failure to obtain proper identification or make a report of a drug transfer in Missouri and it is your second offense, then you could receive the following penalties:

  1. A class C felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 3 to 10 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs.
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you are facing a charge for creating a danger in the production of a controlled substance in Missouri, then you could receive the following penalties:

  1. A class C felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 3 to 10 years.
  3. A fine of up to $10,000.
  4. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  5. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs.
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  9. Community Service.
  10. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you have been charged with the offense of furnishing materials for the production of a controlled substance in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you have been charged with the offense of unlawful marketing of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in Missouri, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you have been charged with tampering with a prescription drug order in Missouri, then you could face the following penalties:

  1. A class A felony criminal record.
  2. A prison sentence from 10 years to 30 years, or life in prison.
  3. A combination of both a prison term and a fine.
  4. Supervised Probation for no less than 1 year and up to 5 years.
  5. Costs for probation.
  6. Court Costs.
  7. Random Drug Testing and the Costs.
  8. Community Service.
  9. Completion of a Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT) program and Costs.

If you are facing a charge of intentionally inhaling or inducing others to inhale solvent fumes in Missouri and it is a subsequent offense, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

If you are facing a charge of inducing, or possession with intent to induce, symptoms by use of certain solvents, or possession or use of an alcohol beverage vaporizer in Missouri and it is a subsequent offense, then you could be facing the following penalties:

  1. A class E felony criminal record.
  2. A jail sentence of up to 4 years.
  3. A fine of up to $2,000.
  4. A combination of both a jail sentence and a fine.
  5. Probation for up to 2 years, either Supervised or Unsupervised. 
  6. Costs for probation.
  7. Court Costs. 
  8. Random Drug Testing and the Costs. 
  9. Community Service.

Having an attorney on your side who is familiar with the Missouri Drug penalties is your best bet to winning your case or minimizing the consequences if you prefer to negotiate a plea deal. Anthony Bretz has devoted his time and practice to keeping up-to-date on developments in Missouri Drug laws and aggressively representing his clients in court. Contact us today to and we will start fighting for your rights now!

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