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Drug Crimes Methamphetamine

Possession of Methamphetamine constitutes one of many drug crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug which effects the central nervous system. drug paraphernalia  When most people think of this drug, they typically thing of it in its crystallized form, known as the street drug crystal meth. In this form, the DEA classifies it as a schedule two drug which places it in the same category as PCP. Both of these drugs have a high potential for abuse which may lead the user to develop a serious physiological and psychological dependence on the drug. Users typically experience periods of intense energy, alertness, paranoia and psychosis and in many cases smoke the drug. If the drug is abused for a long period, the psychical toll the drug takes on your body is immense. Users typically have rapid weight loss, tooth decay and permanent damage to the brain that could contribute to the development of serve psychotic disorders. Due to the fact that the DEA places crystal meth in the schedule two category, most states have harsh penalties for possession and distribution. The guidelines set out in the Pennsylvania statues make it a misdemeanor for first time offenses. This also depends on the amount that the offender has on them at the time of the arrest. Above a certain amount and the simple possession charge can go from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Drug Crimes such as the delivery of Methamphetamine can be very serious. There are harsh penalties for charges relating to the sale of methamphetamine.  police searchesPossession with intent to deliver is a felony which again can range in degree depending on the amount. Some people make the argument that punishing individuals for drug related crimes does not actually change the individual's behavior. There is an argument to be made that people who abuse drugs like meth, should be treated medically and not criminally. As it stands now, possession of crystal meth is a crime and if you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance it is important to seek legal representation. A good defense attorney will help you build a case and see if any of your rights were violated in the discovery of the drug. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Kelly and Conte are experienced attorneys who will fight to get the best possible outcome given the facts of your case.

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