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The consequences of distributing prescription drugs

Prescription drugs have the primary purpose of giving medical benefits to those in need. However, when they are used outside of the medical profession, some find use for them recreationally. The reason why these drugs are only available by prescription is because they have the potential to be dangerous and can be highly addictive. Therefore, when people are found to be distributing prescription drugs, the consequences can be very serious.

The penalty for showing the intent to distribute a drug can vary widely depending on the type of drug and the quantity being distributed. However, federal controlled substances laws state that a charge could lead to a prison sentence of between 10 and 30 years. It is, therefore, important to be proactive if you have received an accusation.

What are the elements of a prescription drug distribution crime?

Of course, prescription drugs are completely legal when they are in the right hands. Therefore, in order for a person to be charged with a crime for simply having prescription drugs in his or her possession, certain elements need to be present.

The person is question must possess a certain quantity of prescription drugs without having a prescription. In addition, the prosecution must show that the defendant has an intent to distribute. This can be implied when he or she possesses a large quantity of drugs. This is usually enough to prove possession with the intent to distribute.

If you have been accused of distributing prescription drugs in the state of Ohio, it is important that you take immediate action so that you can build up a strong defense.

Source: FindLaw, "Penalties for Intent to Distribute Prescription Drugs," accessed June 08, 2018

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