Most drug charges are classified as felonies in Arizona that can result in severe sentences, including serving time in prison, high fines, and other severe penalties. So once you own it, you have to challenge its identification, and it's not, like I said, it's not just dipping a dipstick and ending it. Transporting a narcotic drug to the state is a class 2 felony, punishable by a minimum of 4 years in prison, a maximum of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of not less than two thousand dollars or three times the value determined by the court of the drugs involved or giving rise to the charge, whichever is greater. Depending on the type of drug involved, your criminal record, and your intention to use the drug, you could face lengthy jail terms, fines, and other penalties.
So let's say you have a marijuana possession violation, it's going to be class 6, okay? It's very low. In reality, manufacturing a dangerous drug, beyond owning the equipment, is a class 2 felony, regardless of the type of drug involved. Therefore, if a parent, sibling or spouse, or whoever gave you some of these medications, you are now in possession of a dangerous drug because you don't have a prescription for them. Obtaining a dangerous drug through fraud or deception or other similar conduct is a class 3 felony.
If it's a methamphetamine charge, let's say, for example, that someone is convicted of selling a dangerous drug and that's paragraph two, three, four or seven. Common evidence in drug possession cases includes eyewitness testimony, surveillance video, and the drugs themselves. Knowingly possessing the equipment or chemicals, or both, for the purpose of manufacturing a narcotic is a class 3 felony, punishable by a minimum of 2.5 years in prison, a maximum of 7 years in prison and a maximum fine of not less than two thousand dollars or three times the value determined by the court of the narcotics involved; or which gave rise to the indictment, whichever is greater.