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Methamphetamine distribution: Watch out for unfair charges

On Behalf of | May 5, 2021 | Drug Charges |

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. It affects the nervous system and may give some people a “high” that feels euphoric. Others use it to stay focused or attentive, lose weight or treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Methamphetamine is a controlled substance, so creating it on your own or giving away your prescription can get you in deep trouble with the law. As a Schedule II drug, meth is known to cause addiction and have several serious risks.

Isn’t methamphetamine available legally?

Yes, but that doesn’t mean that distributing it is. Methamphetamine can be prescribed by medical providers using a nonrefillable prescription. This requires patients to see the medical provider regularly, so they don’t get too much of the high-risk medication.

If you are picking up someone’s medications for them, make sure you keep that information on hand and have them contact the pharmacy to let them know. Even with the bottle in hand, you could be accused of possessing and transporting prescription methamphetamine if you’re stopped by the police.

What can you do if you’re falsely accused of possessing or distributing methamphetamine?

There are several defenses that you may be able to use to defend yourself against charges for the distribution, transportation or use of methamphetamine illegally. For example, you could prove that you had permission to possess a prescription form of methamphetamine. You might prove that the methamphetamine in your vehicle didn’t belong to you or that you didn’t know it was present. You might also have a situation where you prove that the person who received the medications had a prescription, and you were dropping it off.

Usually, the police are reasonable, but there are some times when innocent people get accused of serious crimes. If you get caught up in allegations of drug distribution or trafficking, you need to stand up for yourself. Your attorney can help you look into the options to help you fight the allegation and to look into alternative ways to defend yourself based on your specific circumstances and the charges you’re facing. You deserve a chance to explain and defend your rights.

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